Center City

411-19 North 9th Street. Credit: Parallel Architecture.

Permits Issued for Willow Steam Plant Renovation in Callowhill

Permits have been issued for a mixed-use renovation of the Willow Steak Plant at 411-19 North 9th Street in Callowhill. The eight-story structure will be retrofitted with commercial space and restaurant at the ground floor, along with eight residential units. The upper floors will hold 61 additional residential units. Total renovated space will span 76,806 square feet. Parallel Architecture is the firm behind the renovation.

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225-39 North 13th Street. Credit: SLP Architectural Services.

Renderings Revealed For 225-39 North 13th Street In Chinatown, Center City

Renderings have been revealed for a mixed-use development proposed at 225-39 North 13th Street in ChinatownCenter City. Designed by SLP Architectural Services, the new building will stand seven stories tall, with 1,740 square feet of commercial space at the ground floor, where an 1,104-square-foot gym will also be located. The structure will contain 81 residential units, to be used as short-term rental. No parking will be included with the project, though there will be a loading dock for commercial purposes.

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2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Looking northeast. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Site Prep Underway at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center CIty West

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted that site preparation work is underway for the construction of a 307-foot-tall, 23-story mixed-use tower at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group (which also serves as the contractor), the curvy edifice will rise on a slender-wedge shaped lot by the Schuylkill River waterfront and will contain 334,201 square feet of interior space. The project will offer 287 residential units as well as office space and parking for 44 cars and 96 bicycles. Permits list a construction cost of $105 million.

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2222 Market Street. Rendering credit: Gensler

Completion Approaches at 2222 Market Street in Center City West

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is nearing completion at the 295-foot-tall, 19-story office development at 2222 Market Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the Parkway Corporation (alternately Parkway Commercial Properties), with IMC Construction as the contractor, the development will feature 329,100 square feet of tenant floor area, with 324,826 square feet of Class A office space and 4,274 square feet of retail, as well as a 47-car underground garage. The structure is being built as the new headquarters for Morgan Lewis, a major law firm. Building features will include ten-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, several landscaped outdoor decks, flexible workspace plans, a conference center, a fitness center, Zoom conference rooms, expanded areas for servicing out-of-office visitors, and rooms with advanced audio technology to facilitate virtual court hearings.

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222-30 Walnut Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

YIMBY Visits the Site of Stalled 18-Story Condo Tower Proposed at 222-30 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City

Among the potential developments that YIMBY covered some time ago, and ceased to address recently due to a lack of progress, the 222-30 Walnut Street planned in Society Hill, Center City, is one of the most significant as well as controversial. The adaptive reuse project would raise a new 242-foot-tall, 18-story condominium high-rise within a group of low-rise buildings constructed between 1856 and 1950. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners Architects, the building will offer a combined total of 101,115 square feet of interior space, most of which will be dedicated to 18 residential condominiums. We have last reported on the site in December 2021, when we noted a marked lack of progress; nevertheless, we recently paid another visit to the location, and, as expected, noted that the site persists as it had for the past few years, or, more accurately, the past century and a half.

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