Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit discovered no signs of demolition nor construction activity at the future site of Mercato, a 13-story mixed-use building planned at 1021 North Hancock Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU and developed by the Post Brothers, the 231,676-square-foot high-rise will feature 280 residential units as well as a retail component at the ground floor. A plaza on Hancock Street will contribute much-needed public space in the rapidly growing neighborhood.
Renderings have been revealed for a life sciences laboratory building at 1201 Normandy Place in the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU and developed by Ensemble Investments and Mosaic Development, the building will rise four stories tall, with a mechanical penthouse on top, and will feature 127,259 square feet of lab space. The ground floor will also hold 2,990 square feet of retail. An off-site garage will hold 58 parking spaces.
Renderings have been revealed for a 611-unit mixed-use development at 1200 Normandy Place in the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU and developed by Ensemble Investments and Mosaic Development Partners, the complex will be a huge milestone for the district, which is receiving billions of dollars in investment for the area’s master plan. The project will consist of two adjacent buildings, with a new thoroughfare to be built in between. Building A will hold 265 residential units, which will occupy 384,190 square feet of space. The ground floor will feature 8,617 square feet of commercial space, bringing the total area in the structure to 392,807 square feet of space. Building B will accommodate 346 residential units, which will take up 294,411 square feet. A planned 17,138 square feet of commercial space will be situated on the ground floor, bringing the total to 311,549 square feet. The two buildings will also include parking space for 166 cars and 230 bicycles.
The Northern Liberties neighborhood of North Philadelphia is seeing a massive surge in residential development. A 188-foot-tall, 14-story high-rise proposed at 1021 North Hancock Street will join a cluster of large buildings in progress in the surrounding area. Despite its relatively modest height, the 231,650-square-foot building will hold 280 residential units, making a massive impact on the area. The development will also feature retail space on the first floor. The building is designed by Philadelphia-based DIGSAU and redeveloped by Post Brothers, which is responsible for the gigantic Piazza Terminal under construction project a block to the north.