901 Leland Street

Rendering of 901 Leland Street. Credit: Hightop Real Estate.

Construction Advances at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted sustained construction progress at a six-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, Lower North Philadelphia. Developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the 46,792-square-foot project will feature commercial space at the ground floor. Permits list Jerry Roller as the design professional, Ferraro Construction as the contractor, and a construction cost of $5 million.

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Rendering of 901 Leland Street. Credit: Hightop Real Estate.

Construction Tops Out at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, Lower North Philadelphia

A construction boom continues unabated in the Francisville neighborhood in Lower North Philadelphia. A recent site visit has noted considerable progress at one of the most significant new developments in the area, a six-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 901 Leland Street. Developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the 46,792-square-foot building will include commercial space at the ground floor. Permits list Jerry Roller as the design professional, Ferraro Construction as the contractor, and a construction cost of $5 million.

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Rendering of 901 Leland Street. Credit: Hightop Real Estate.

Steel Rises at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Construction is well underway at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia, where structural steel has risen one story high at since we last checked in at the site in July. Developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the building will rise six stories tall and will hold 50 residential units. The 46,792-square-foot program includes commercial space at the ground floor. Permits list Jerry Roller as the design professional and Ferraro Construction as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $5 million.

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Current view of The Maven. Credit: Khosla Properties.

Philly YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown Looks at Entry Number 30: Francisville

In 1682, William Penn’s surveyor general Thomas Holme laid out a rectangular street plan for the new planned city of Philadelphia. Today, the area covered by the original plan comprises Center City, yet its grid continued to extend in all directions until it either hit a natural boundary, or was shelved in the postwar period when gridded city plans fell out of favor. As such, most of the city’s central neighborhoods follow the rectilinear plan, with a few notable exceptions. One among these is Francisville, a neighborhood situated west of Broad Street in Lower North Philadelphia. Here, a small yet clearly noticeable group of streets run at a roughly 45-degree angle to the main grid, as they follow Ridge Avenue and predate the grid’s extent this far north. The neighborhood fell on hard times in the postwar period, yet today it is awash in new construction as low- and mid-rise buildings are rising in every direction. The construction boom translated to 28 category tags over the course of the past year, landing Francisville at the 30th place on Philly YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, where we track article categories we tagged most frequently over the course of the past year. Today we visit the most notable developments that we have covered in the neighborhood during this period.

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Rendering of 901 Leland Street. Credit: Hightop Real Estate.

Rendering Revealed as Construction Begins at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

A rendering has been revealed for the 50-unit residential development at 901 Leland Street in FrancisvilleNorth Philadelphia, where construction work has recently started. Developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the building will rise six stories tall and will feature a commercial space located on the ground floor. In total, the building will hold 46,792 square feet of space, and cost an estimated $5 million to build. YIMBY last covered the project in September 2020, when permits were filed for the demolition of the prewar warehouse that had previously stood at the property.

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