Center City

Excavation Nears Completion at East Market Phase 3 Residential Tower at 1153 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

Number 22 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is 1153 Chestnut Street, a 329-foot-tall, 25-story residential tower proposed as part of the two-tower East Market Phase 3 development in Market East, Center City. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by National Real Estate Group, the building will rise on the west side of the complex and will feature a blocky yet eye-catching façade of metal, precast terracotta, and glass. The tower, which will be one of the tallest residential high-rises in the area, will yield 250,000 square feet with 396 units. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that excavation is getting close to completion.

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1826 Chestnut Street. Looking southeast. Credit: Goodman Properties

Conceptual Renderings Revealed for a 42-Story Tower at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

A few days ago, SkyscraperPage user FairmountFellow revealed a pair of renderings showing a skyscraper situated atop an existing prewar building at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. The image, which the user allegedly “saw in a local cooperative presentation,” revealed no further information, yet various clues offer more details. The building shows a floor count of around 42 stories, and its location next to the recently proposed skyscraper at 113-121 South 19th Street suggest a height of roughly 550 feet. In the image corner is the partial logo of Goodman Properties, which has a page for the building on its website. It is unclear whether Goodman intends to develop the building as pictured or if it is a conceptual presentation geared to attract investors.

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33 North 22nd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz / PMC Property Group via the Civic Design Review

Construction Anticipated at 33 North 22nd Street in Logan Square, Center City

Number 23 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is 33 North 22nd Street, a 328-foot-tall (or 316 feet if measuring from John F. Kennedy Boulevard) tower in Center City West. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by PMC Property Group, the 29-story building will bring 341 units to the rapidly growing neighborhood. Philly YIMBY’s latest visit revealed that the parking lot at the site is still active with shoppers at the Trader Joe’s grocery store at 2121 Market Street.

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2222 Market Street rendering via Gensler

Foundation Work Underway at 2222 Market Street in Center City West

Foundation work is underway at 2222 Market Street, a 20-story, 282-foot office tower and number 24 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. Designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, the project is located in booming Center City West. The bulky tower will feature 329,100 square feet of floor area, 4,274 of which will be devoted to two retail spaces. The office component of the project will measure 324,826 square feet and will offer 47 parking spaces. Spaces for 14 bicycles will be located at the rear of the tower, with ten more at the western edge of the property.

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709 Chestnut Street. Credit: Edry McHenry Architects

317-Foot-Tall Tower Awaits Construction at 709 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

The 25th entry on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is a 317-foot-tall, 27-story residential tower planned for 709 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City. The 278-unit building is being developed by Roseland Properties and Parkway Corporation and is designed by Edry McHenry Architects, which recently revealed a rendering of a 350-foot building at 2100 Market Street. The structure will span almost the entirety of the 170-by-170-foot site that currently operates as an active parking lot. Permits have yet to be filed for the project, and no demolition preparations have begun.

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