33 North 22nd Street

33 North 22nd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

Construction Still Pending at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West

A recent visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed no signs of construction nor construction preparations of any sort at our recent visit to the site of the 328-foot-tall, 29-story residential tower proposed at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West, even though a construction permit was issued last November. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group (which is also listed as the contractor), the building will span 456,380 square feet and offer 341 apartments as well as a garage for use both by the building’s residents as well as customers of the adjacent Trader Joe’s supermarket, which currently uses the outdoor parking lot at the building site, which remained in operation at the time of our visit. Permits list a construction cost of $136 million.

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Center City West. Looking north. Credit: Google Maps

YIMBY Observes the Rise of Center City West

Center City West is a section of Center City located roughly between 21st, Chestnut, and Arch streets and the Schuylkill River. For decades, the neighborhood was comprised primarily of parking lots, yet in recent years the area has been on the rise with a large number of projects that have recently been completed, underway, and proposed. The largest developments that have originally been completed in the neighborhood are the PECO Building, completed in 1970, and the Aramark Headquarters which renovated the structure of an existing building at 2400 Market Street in 2019. With Aramark relocating its headquarters to the neighborhood, the company saw the potential of the area’s growth. 2222 Market Street, the first development of the new construction wave was revealed in 2019, and is currently underway.

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33 North 22nd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

Parking Lot Awaits Construction of 328-Foot-Tall, 29-Story Residential Tower at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West

A 328-foot-tall, 29-story residential tower proposed at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West takes the 19th place in Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building will feature 341 apartments as well as a garage for use both by the building’s residents and customers of the adjacent Trader Joe’s supermarket, which currently uses the future building site for outdoor parking. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no construction progress at the site, as we expected given that construction permits have just been issued last month.

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33 North 22nd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

Permits Issued for 29-Story, 341-Unit Tower at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West

Permits have been issued for a high-rise tower at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building will rise 328 feet and 29 stories tall and feature 341 residential units. A parking garage will be included within the structure, which will add to its sizable height. In total, the development will yield 456,380 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $136,000,000.

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33 North 22nd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz / PMC Property Group via the Civic Design Review

Architecture Firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz Comes In at Number 23 on Philly YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, finds architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz at number 23 out of the more than 1,800 analyzed categories, with a total of 34 tags amassed during the period. The company, which is (spoiler alert) the only architecture firm to feature in the entire Countdown, owes its high ranking to both a large number of significant ongoing developments and our prolific coverage of such.

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