Chinatown

1222 Vine Street aka 1127 Race Street. Credit: Parkway Corporation

Parkway Corporation Seeks to Redevelop Two-Block Parking Lot at 1222 Vine Street in Chinatown, Center City

Developer and parking operator Parkway Corporation is looking for opportunities to redevelop a pair of parking lots spanning nearly two entire city blocks at 1222 Vine Street in Chinatown, Center City, just north of the Convention Center. Parkway is notable for holding and operating parking lots throughout the city and beyond and, when a favorable opportunity arises, redeveloping them, whether on their own or with a partner. The case at 1222 Vine Street appears to be the latter, as the site is listed on Parkway’s “opportunities” page. Although specifics vary even depending on Parkway’s own material, the combined site spans somewhere between 52,728 to 62,840 square feet and, under its CMX-4 zoning, may by right yield well over 600,000 square feet of development space it built to a floor-area-ratio of 12 to 1.

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214 North 12th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2021

Completion Nears at Six-Unit Residential Building at 214 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction is nearly complete at the four-story, six-unit residential building at 214 North 12th Street in the western section of Center City’s Chinatown, in an area alternately known as the Convention Center District. The development replaces an attractive Colonial-style townhouse. According to filings, the new structure spans 5,190 square feet, leading to an average of around 850 square feet per unit, and features full sprinkling. Permits list Kaing Estate LLC as the owner and Liu Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $200,000.

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225-27 North 12th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2021

Construction Underway at 225-27 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City

Construction is underway at the six-story, 19-unit multi-family building at 225-27 North 12th Street in ChinatownCenter City. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners, the project will feature 16,363 square feet of interior space. the development will offer seven bicycle spaces as well as six off-site parking spaces, with one set to be van accessible. Tester Construction Group is the contractor. Project costs are listed at cost $2.9 million.

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245 North 12th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2021

Foundation Complete at 245 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City

Foundation work appears complete for the four-story, six-unit building at 245 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners, with the Tester Construction Group as the contractor, the development will rise from a 1,776-square-foot footprint and contain 7,661 square feet of interior floor space. The roof deck promises to offer dramatic views of the skyline, given the structure’s future prominence. Other features will include full sprinkling, six off-site parking spaces, and parking for seven bicycles. Construction costs are listed at $1 million.

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222 North 11th Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Steel Rises at Seven-Story, 18-Unit Building at 222 North 11th Street in Chinatown, Center City

The steel frame has risen two levels high at the seven-story, 18-unit mixed-use building under construction at 222 North 11th Street in Chinatown, Center City. The development is situated on the west side of the block between Race and Vine streets, half a block north of the Convention Center (thus situating the project within the Convention Center District). Permits list Liu Construction Inc. as the contractor.

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