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One Dock Street (1 Dock Street). Credit: BLT Architects

The 11th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to One Dock Street in Society Hill, Old City

The 11th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 364-foot-tall, 31-story One Dock Street in the Society Hill section of Old City, Center City. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the skyscraper will rise next to architect I.M. Pei’s similarly-scaled Society Hill Towers, offering the most significant contribution to the local skyline in half a century. The structure will span over 300,000 square feet of interior space and feature 272 rental units. Permits list Hunter Roberts Holdings LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $66.55 million.

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12+Sansom at 123-27 South 12th Street. Rendering credit: Studios Architecture

Excavation Underway at 12+Sansom at 123-27 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit discovered that excavation work is making steady progress at 12+Sansom, a 240-foot-tall, 20-story residential high-rise under construction at 123-27 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City. Designed by Studios Architecture, with BLT Architects as the architect of record, and developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners, the building will offer 399 residential units and 10,844 square feet of retail. The structure will span an entire city block, rising from a 33,462-square-foot footprint and holding 370,860 square feet of interior space. Clemens Construction Company is the project contractor. Construction costs are listed at $132.25 million.

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501 Spring Garden Street. Credit: BLT Architects

Site Prep Underway at 501 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Site preparation is underway for a 13-story, 382-unit mixed-use high-rise at 501 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. During Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit, we observed that the single-story, suburban-style mall that previously stood at the site appears to have been entirely demolished. Designed by Bower Lewis Thrower Architects (aka BLT Architects) and developed by RREI LLC, the 153-foot-tall structure will offer 60,810 square feet of retail, providing a significant anchor for the long-desolate yet rapidly up-and-coming southern section of Northern Liberties. Due to construction fencing, it is unclear whether the excavators and other machinery and equipment spotted at the site were in the process of finishing the demolition, clearing the site, or actually starting excavation. In either case, it is evident that work is finally underway at the much-anticipated development.

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Rendering of 204 South 12th Street. Credit: BLT Architects.

Permits Issued for Scaled-Back Tower at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City

Permits have been issued for a scaled-back high-rise proposed at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square WestCenter City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, with Bower Lewis Thrower Architects (aka BLT Architects or BLTa) as the architect of record, and developed by Midwood Investments and Development, the new tower will rise 32 stories tall and feature 378 residential units, as well as 96 parking spaces and 130 bicycle slots. In total, the building will hold 401,870 square feet of space. A commercial component will be located at the ground floor. Construction costs are estimated at $111,729,721.

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1118 North Front Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 47-Unit Building at 1118 North Front Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 47-unit building at 1118 North Front Street near the confluence of Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Designed by BLT Architects, the building will rise on the west side of the block between West Wildey Street and Girard Avenue, just to the south of the Girard Avenue Station on the Market-Frankford Line. The structure will take up a footprint of 6,920 square feet and will hold 44,090 square feet of interior space, with just over 900 square feet per average unit. The property will also offer ground-level commercial space, which will positively contribute to the local commercial corridor. The building will be fully sprinkled. Permits list US Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $7.04 million.

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