Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

725-729 South Broad Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2024

Construction Not Yet Started at 725-29 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY recent site visit has noted that construction work has not yet begun at a commercial renovation and vertical expansion for a three-story prewar building at 725-29 South Broad Street in HawthorneSouth Philadelphia. Since that time, however, no construction progress has been made on the structure, as Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has shown. Designed by CANNOdesign, the structure, located on the east side of South Broad Street on the block between Bainbridge and Fitzwater streets, will rise five stories. Permits list Santech Construction Corp. as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.8 million.

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1826 Chestnut Street. Looking southeast. Credit: Goodman Properties

Construction Still Pending at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted that construction work has not yet begun at the site of a 42-story-story high-rise proposed at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Ostensibly developed by Goodman Properties. The development’s location next to the proposed high-rise at 113-121 South 19th Street suggests a height of around 550 feet.

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Rendering of 1001 South Broad Street via BKV Group.

Construction Continues at Broad and Washington at 1001 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction continues to progress at Broad and Washington, a 15-story, 1,111-unit complex at 1001 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia. Designed by the BKV Group, the development will span an entire city block at the northeast corner of the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Avenue. The 1,516,218-square-foot project will cost nearly $306 million to build.

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608 South American Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2024

Construction Nears Completion at 608 South American Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction is nearly complete at a four-story, nine-unit residential structure at 608 South American Street in Queen VillageSouth Philadelphia. The new structure replaces a joined pair of prewar rowhouses on the west side of the block between South Street and Bainbridge Street. Designed by Gnome Architects, the new building will span 9,173 square feet and will feature a basement and two private roof decks. Permits list Cassidy McGrath as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $1.2 million.

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