Philly YIMBY recently shared new site plans and renderings for Torresdale Manor Residences, a townhouse development planned at 3600 Grant Avenue in the Academy Gardens section of Torresdale, Northeast Philadelphia. Designed by Abitare Design Studio, the project will rise at the former site of a once-renown aquatic center, shuttered after a devastating 2017 fire. The proposal includes 30 single-family residences, a new roadway, and a nature trail along the adjacent Byberry Creek. Today we take an in-depth look at the development and the insight it offers into incorporation of positive, pedestrian-friendly elements into otherwise car-oriented master plans.
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Renderings have been revealed for Byberry North Business Center, a large warehouse development proposed at 15000 Roosevelt Boulevard in Somerton, Northeast Philadelphia. The complex will include two warehouse structures with large surface lots and landscaping. The project will bring a combined 668,908 square feet of indoor space. Building 1 will host 338,208 square feet, with Building 2 containing 330,700 square feet. The adjacent parking lots will offer 559 parking spaces. Building 1 will have 51 truck loading dock spaces and 61 trailer storage spaces, while building two will have 45 truck loading dock spaces and 50 trailer storage spaces.
A set of updated plans and renderings has been released for Torresdale Manor Residences, a townhouse development proposed at 3600 Grant Avenue in Torresdale, Northeast Philadelphia. Designed by Abitare Design Studio, the project will consist of 30 residences, a new roadway, and a green trail along the Byberry Creek that runs through an adjacent golf club. Each townhouse will rise three stories plus a finished basement, and will include three bedrooms and two parking spaces.
A zoning permit has been issued for the demolition of a large commercial structure at 9801 Blue Grass Road by the Northeast Philadelphia Airport in Far Northeast Philadelphia. The single-story facility appears to have served as a distribution facility or a trucking depot until recently, though permits classify the structure as vacant. The filing lists a building footprint of 396,812 square feet, making the facility one of the largest structures to be slated for the wrecking ball in recent years.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a gas station at 9422 Bustleton Avenue in Bustleton (alternately Krewstown), Northeast Philadelphia. The property is located at the western corner of Bustleton Avenue and Grant Avenue. Permits list an earth disturbance area of 2000 square feet. Bus Properties LLC is the listed owner.