A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has confirmed that construction work has wrapped up at 2100 Hamilton, a ten-story, 27-unit condominium at 2100 Hamilton Street in Logan Square (alternately Baldwin Park or Franklintown). Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners and developed by the Bock Development Group, with Ernest Bock & Sons as the contractor, the glass-clad structure rises 125 square feet tall and spans 25,802 square feet, and offers its residents perks such as a fitness center, underground parking, and a half-acre roof. Floor-to-ceiling windows lend unobstructed views in many directions, while balconies allow for private outdoor space in most units. Permits list a construction cost of $30 million.
Cecil Baker + Partners Architects
Recently Philadelphia YIMBY visited the site of a new 56-unit Project HOME assisted residential facility under renovation at 115 East Huntingdon Street at the Temple University Campus Episcopal Campus in West Kensington. The development is part of Temple University Hospital’s ongoing effort to create over 1,000 affordable supported-living residences for persons that have experienced homelessness, mental illnesses, substance abuse, and other issues. The project team consists of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects as the designer, Temple University Hospital’s Project HOME as the owner/developer, and T. N. Ward Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $14.9 million. In the previous article we focused on the project’s social mission and its financial backers, which include musician Jon Bon Jovi. Today we look at the architectural and technical aspects of the massive, five-story renovation project.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that renovation work is underway at 115 East Huntingdon Street in West Kensington, where a five-story prewar building is being converted into a 56-unit mixed-use development, which is part of Project HOME, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to socially vulnerable populations. Located on the Episcopal Campus of the Temple University Hospital, the development will offer two elevators, full sprinkling, and support staff. Permits list a project team of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects as the designer, the hospital’s Project HOME as the owner/developer, and T. N. Ward Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $14.9 million.
Renderings have been revealed for a large mixed-use building at 150 West Berks Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners and developed by Urban Conversions, the structure will stand seven stories tall, with multiple commercial spaces on the ground floor along Berks Street. In total, the building will yield 147,938 square feet of space. The structure will feature 152 residential units, most of which will be located on the upper floors, with two units situated on the ground floor. A partially covered area on the ground level will feature 42 parking spaces.
Permits have been issued for a multi-family overbuild above the historic Freeman’s Auction House, located at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners, the new tower will add 19 stories above the existing Auction House, bringing the total height to 25 stories, which is certainly not the greatest height in the area, but will still make a large impact from the street. There will be 19 residential units within the he new addition, each a luxury condominium, with several taking up an entire floor. The existing auction house will be restored as commercial space. An underground garage will hold space for seven parking spaces, and there will also be nine bicycle spaces, as well. An additional four bike spaces will be included with the project along Chestnut Street on a new bike rack. A green roof will be situated at the top of the tower.