Renderings have been revealed for a large mixed-use development located at 1100 Wharton Street in Passyunk Square, South Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the complex includes several buildings. The largest will be a new mixed-use structure totaling 162,335 square feet of space, with a 4,000-square-foot roof deck. Residential amenity space and a commercial unit will be located on the ground floor, with 155 residential units on the upper floors. Other existing buildings in the block are a 71,360-square-foot mixed-use building with 45 residential units, a 18,616-square-foot police station, and a 51,010-square-foot office building. A new fire station is also planned to be built as part of the development. In total, 239 parking spaces will be offered for occupants of the block, with 62 in the basement level of the mixed-use building, 94 surface spaces in the center of the block, and 83 off-site spaces.
Alterra Property Group
Concrete work has reached ground level at LVL North, a nine-story, 410-unit development under construction at 510 North Broad Street in Spring Garden, North Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the project will include a retail component, with the GIANT supermarket planned to lease one-third of the total space inside the 378,000-square-foot building.
Construction is progressing quickly on Next LVL, a mixed-use development at 4223 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the roughly 250,000-square-foot building stands seven stories tall and is built with modular construction. The project will hold 281 residential units and eight thousand square feet of retail.
Foundation work continues at LVL North, a nine-story, 410-unit development under construction at 510 North Broad Street in Spring Garden, North Philadelphia. A second tower crane has been recently erected at the site. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by Alterra Property Group, the project is replacing a parking lot that formerly took up most of the block, as well as a a rowhouse formerly located at 563 North 15th Street. The structure will span over 378,000 square feet of total space, along with GIANT leasing nearly one-third of the building’s entire space for a grocery store on the lower levels, similar to Riverwalk. Residential space will take up over 268,000 square feet.
The Rittenhouse Square and Center City West neighborhoods are witnessing a boom in high-rise construction and proposals. At 2012 Chestnut Street, at the junction of the two neighborhoods, a four-story brick building formerly occupied by the Philadelphia Housing Authority will be transformed into a 20-story edifice with a height of 253 feet, designed by Cope-Linder Architects. According to the developer Alterra Property Group, the redevelopment will include 200 units to the city, of which 160 will be market rate with the rest reserved for lower-middle-income individuals. The developer also plans to allocate 7,000 square feet on the ground floor for commercial space.