Center City

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 22 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown is 33 North 22nd Street, a tower that is proposed to stand 328 feet (or 316 feet if measuring from the John F. Kennedy Boulevard) and 29 stories tall in Center City West. Philly YIMBY’s latest site 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. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by PMC Property Group, the building will bring 341 units to the rapidly growing neighborhood.

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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 that ranks 23rd on Philly YIMBY’S December Development Countdown. Designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, the development 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 10 more at the western edge of the property.

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

The 26th entry on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown is the 317-foot-tall, 27-story residential tower planned at 709 Chestnut Street in Market EastMarket East, Center City. The 278-unit building is planned to at the site of a currently an active parking lot next to the Lincoln Legacy Mural on the west face of 707 Chestnut Street. The building is designed by Edry McHenry Architects, who recently revealed a rendering of a 350-foot building at 2100 Market Street. The building will span almost the entirety of the site which measures approximately 70 by 170 feet. The property is developed by Roseland Properties and Parkway Corporation, the latter of which is responsible for developing many of their own parking lots all over the city. No permits have yet been filed and our recent site visit revealed that work has not yet started.

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702 Sansom Street Set for Construction in Washington Square, Center City

The 26th entry on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown is the 315-foot-tall, 24-story tower proposed at 702 Sansom Street on Jewelers’ Row in Washington Square, Center City. Developed by Toll Brothers and designed by SLCE Architects, the building is located at the southwest corner of Sansom Street and South 7th Street half a block to the north of Washington Square and a block west of Independence Hall. Our recent visit to the site revealed that no progress has been made at the site after the demolition and excavation.

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Vertical Extension to Add 19 Stories to 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

At number 27 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Rundown is the vertical addition proposed at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse-Square, Center City, which will add a slender 19-story structure atop an existing Freeman Auction House, bringing the total to 312 feet and 25 stories in height. Designed by Eric Leighton of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects and developed by Astoban Realty Group, the proposal will preserve the original prewar building’s fcade and use the lower floor space for a commercial tenant, resident/tenant storage, parking, retail and amenity space. The new tower will feature residential space, with the floors 20-24 split into two penthouses beneath the mechanical level at the 25th floor. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no progress at the moment, though a construction permit was issued on November 24th.

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