Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use tower at 1021 North Hancock Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU, the building will stand 15 stories tall, with commercial space situated on the ground floor and 280 apartments above. In total, the new tower will hold 231,021 square feet of space, and cost an estimated $24 million to build. The tower is being developed by Post Brothers, which is also developing the massive Piazza Terminal complex across the street, which will bring more than 1,000 residential units to the area. The company also owns the Piazza across the street in the other direction, and are planning more developments nearby.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 195-unit mixed-use building at 933 North Penn Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, on the Delaware River waterfront. Designed by HDO Architecture, the structure will hold 182,269 square feet of interior space, most of which will be allocated to rental apartments. A garage will provide parking for residents. Roof decks will be accessible through pilot houses. A green roof will also be included at the top of the structure.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a massive high-rise tower located at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties on the Delaware River waterfront. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the tower will rise 316 feet and 24 stories tall, and will hold 345,301 square feet of interior space. The ground floor will feature commercial space, while the upper portion of the structure will house 360 apartments. A garage situated within the building will offer parking to building residents. The development will also include the construction of a new park next door. The project is expected to cost $131.8 million to build.
The 21st place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 315-foot-tall, 24-story tower proposed at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the 316-foot-tall tower will feature 10,094 square feet of ground-level retail as well as a new public park as part of the development. The site is located on the Delaware River waterfront a block to the north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, on the border between Northern Liberties to the north and Old City to the south.
Last month, Philly YIMBY visited the site of a half-million-square-foot, 488-unit mixed-use complex planned at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue on the Delaware River waterfront in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects, the complex will consist of two seven-story buildings, one spanning the east half of the lot at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue and another to the west at 711-35 North Front Street, with a retail-fronted pedestrian promenade between the two offering public space. While our recent site visit focused on the progress (or lack thereof) at the location, today we dig deeper into the design, its advantages, pitfalls, and still-extant opportunities for further improvement.