At number 28 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Rundown is the curvy mixed-use tower proposed at 303-foot-tall, 22-story 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West (alternately Logan Square). Developed by PMC Property Group, which is responsible for several developments in the area and designed by Gensler, the building will rise on a vacant lot to the north of the iconic PECO Building. The triangular lot is an improbable location for a high-rise, especially one that will make a noticeable impact on the Philadelphia skyline, as it is located between the elevated John F. Kennedy Boulevard and the elevated rail line. The building will be primarily residential with some office space on the lower floors.
At number 29 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Rundown is the 290-foot-tall, 24-story building planned at 300 North Columbus Boulevard in Old City, on the Delaware River waterfront near the border of Northern Liberties. The tower was designed by Handel Architects and is developed by the Durst Organization, which recently won a bid to develop the gigantic Penn’s Landing Redevelopment a few blocks to the south. The 370,000-square foot building will bring 360 units to the neighborhood. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no construction at the site, although there are signs that work may begin soon.
Philly YIMBY is launching its first annual December Development Countdown, where, in reverse height order, we look at the 31 tallest buildings proposed or under construction in Philadelphia. Number 31 on the list is 20th+Arch, a 260-foot-tall, 15-story office building planned at 2000 Arch Street in Center City West (alternatively in Logan Square). Developed by Parkway Commercial Properties (aka the Parkway Corporation) and designed by L2P Architects, the building will offer roughly 400,000 square feet of office space. No construction work has yet taken place.
The two-tower Riverwalk complex, located at 60 North 23rd Street on the east bank of the Schuylkill River in Center City West, has gained prominence over the span of the past year, when the 315-foot-tall, 28-story north tower rose into the skyline and topped out over the summer. As of today, the tower is nearly fully sheathed in glass and the core of the taller, 363-foot-tall, 32-story south tower now standing around 10 stories tall and the concrete superstructure at around six stories. The project, developed by PMC Properties and designed by Gensler, will bring 711 residential units to the rapidly growing neighborhood. The two will be connected to by a bridge that connects the retail bases.
Philly YIMBY’s latest site visit to 300 North Columbus Street in Old City reveals that construction has not yet begun for the 290-foot-tall, 24-story residential tower two blocks north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Though no construction equipment has arrived so far, the parking lot is already shuttered with a sign on the south side of the fence announcing imminent construction. The structure is developed by The Durst Organization and designed by Handel Architects. The building will transform one of many vacant parking lots along North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in a district located between Old City and Northern Liberties, just north of Penn’s Landing.