Site clearance work appears to have started at 626 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. The parking lot has been shuttered and paving is partially broken up at the future site of a 198-foot-tall, 16-story residential building. The light-colored design by Cosica Moos Architects will create a bright presence and the 96 units will add density to the rapidly developing neighborhood.
Delaware Avenue is a major thoroughfare running along the eponymous Delaware River (though certain sections feature different names). Large stretches of the street are either industrial, either presently or formerly, or largely suburban, with massive shopping centers and parking lots, though the city has long planned> to transform it into a dense urban corridor. Now, these dreams appear on the verge of becoming a reality, with a large number of proposals planned for the avenue. Some could be very far out, though others may see a shovel in the ground before the leaves turn. YIMBY takes you on a tour of all of the biggest proposed developments.