Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

Rendering of Broad + Pine. Credit: MY Arch.

Philadelphia YIMBY Highlights Upcoming Developments With 50 to 100 Residential Units

Yesterday, Philadelphia YIMBY discussed some of the new categories we introduced at the beginning of the year to make our website into a more useful resource of both recent news and as an urban development archive, highlighting a few of the new projects we have covered within the 100-plus-unit category. In this second entry in our category spotlight series, we look at a few of the residential developments with unit counts ranging from 50 to 99. This category consists mostly of sizable mid-rise developments, as well as a few high-rise buildings that tend to fall withing the under-20-story range. Please see below for a selection of such developments that we have covered so far this year.

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The Vienna at 1539 North 26th Street. Credit: Design Pro Development

YIMBY Looks at Amenities and Rental Units at The Vienna in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Earlier this month, Philly YIMBY has announced the completion of The Vienna, a five-story, 26-unit rental apartment building at 1539 North 26th Street in BrewerytownNorth Philadelphia. The development was designed by KCA Design Associates, developed by Design Pro Development, and spans 29,042 square feet. Today we take an in-depth look into the building’s amenities and units.

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Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park and Museum. Credit: Ennead Architects / KSS Architects

Construction Underway at Edelman Fossil Park and Museum in Mantua Township, NJ

One of the most exciting new developments in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area is currently underway not in the city itself, but rather in an exurban part of Mantua Township, New Jersey, 14 miles to the south of Center City Philadelphia. Designed by Ennead Architects, with KSS Architects as the architect of record and Gallagher & Associates behind exhibit design, Rowan University’s Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park and Museum rises from a scenic bluff overlooking a former marl quarry, which holds 66-million-year-old fossils dating to the age of dinosaurs. The $73 million visitor center, avant-garde in design yet naturalistic in material palette and setting, will offer 44,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, presentation space, socializing areas, and more.

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2709-15 Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. March 2022

Demolition Underway at Historic Columbia Theater in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that demolition has begun at the historic Columbia Theater at 2709 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Cecil B. MooreNorth Philadelphia. The 100-year-plus-old structure, situated at the north side of the block between North 27th and Marston streets, will be replaced by a four-story, 18-unit apartment building. Designed by Kore Design Architecture (KCA), the new development will span 21,030 square feet and feature elevator service, full sprinkling and a roof deck. Permits list Bloomtown Holdings LLC as the owner, GRIT Construction as the contractor, and a construction cost of $3.16 million. The Columbia Theatre, as it was originally known, was built in 1911 in a grand Beaux-Arts style. The massive, dramatic marquee and vertical sign that once adorned its front entrance are long gone. Still present, however, is the symmetrical facade with Palladian and oeil-de-boeuf windows, a garland-adorned crown, and a dentil course cornice. Even the elegant bishop’s crook light sconces continue to grace the structure at the second level. The roughly 30-foot-tall building is at once in scale with the avenue’s rowhouses and offers a distinct sense of urbane grandeur.

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3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Rendering credit: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

Category Spotlight: Philadelphia YIMBY Looks at Upcoming Residential Buildings With 100 and More Units

Philadelphia YIMBY continues to look for ways to make our news outlet into resource both useful and enjoyable to everyone from industry professionals and casual enthusiasts of all things urban. As part of this drive, at the start of the year we introduced a new series of building categories, which allow readers to browse articles based on building unit count, square footage, and more. Today we put the spotlight on one such category: new multi-family developments with 100 and more residential units. In general, these large projects come in the form of high-rise towers, hulking mid-rise buildings, and sprawling townhouse complexes. Below we offer a sampling of several such developments that we have covered so far this year.

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