Delaware River waterfront

918 North Delaware Avenue. Credit: HDO Architecture

Permits Issued for Three Seven-Story Structures at 918-80 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of three mixed-use buildings at 918-80 North Delaware Avenue in Northern LibertiesNorth Philadelphia. Designed by HDO Architecture, the development will feature 462 residential units spread across five buildings, with a sixth structure holding building amenities. Permits were recently issued for Building A, Building B, and Building D. Each will rise seven stories and feature a green roof.

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Philadelphia World Trade Center looking northeast. Model by Thomas Koloski

Revisiting the Unbuilt Philadelphia World Trade Center Supertall Proposal

In 1988, plans were revealed for a 1,050-foot-tall, 65-story Philadelphia World Trade Center supertall at 456 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard on the Northern Liberties waterfront. The tower would have stood just to the north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, located close to the boundary between North Philadelphia and Center City. The plan, which later evolved to the World Trade Square project, consisted of three shorter high-rises alongside the main tower. The skyscraper was designed by Kling Lindquist, which was also bend the Bell Atlantic Tower and the unbuilt Center City Tower. Carl Marks Real Estate Team, along with Lance Silver and Stuart Harting, were the developers.

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PECO Delaware Generation Station. Credit: NatureLifePhoto via flickr

Permits Issued for Redevelopment of the Delaware Generating Station at 1325 Beach Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for a residential conversion for the iconic Delaware Generating Station, located at 1325 Beach Street on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown. The project calls for alterations to the massive abandoned structure and creation of 216 rental residential units. The renovation area will span 235,204 square feet of space. The construction cost is listed at $29,671,303.

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Construction Anticipated at 300 North Columbus Boulevard in Old City, Center City

At number 29 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown 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 370,000-square foot building will yield 360 units and is designed by Handel Architects and developed by the Durst Organization, which recently won a bid to develop the gigantic Penn’s Landing Redevelopment a few blocks to the south. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no construction at the site, although there are signs that work may begin soon.

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Northbank at 2001 Beach Street. Credit: ISA Architects

Northbank, an 897-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Development, is Underway in Fishtown, Kensington

Developers Concordia Group and D3 Development have begun to construct Northbank, a massive, 897-unit development at 2001 Beach Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by ISA Architects, the master-planned community will span a 25-acre parcel on the Delaware River waterfront near the border of Fishtown and Olde Kensington. The project will include ground floor retail space and 539 apartments within two large multi-family buildings, 254 townhouses, and 104 stacked condos coming in the form of duplexes. The development is already underway, with paving of streets and home construction and sales.

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