Northern Liberties

933 North American Street. Credit: Google Street View

Prewar Rowhouse Still Stands at Site of Three-Story Building Planned at 933 North American Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

No construction progress has been made at the site of a three-story building proposed at 933 North American Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, as our recent site visit has shown. In August of last year, one of YIMBY’s earliest articles revealed that permits have been filed for a new structure located just off the triple intersection of North American Street, West Laurel Street, and North Bodine Street, where a Colonial-style rowhouse currently stands.

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300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Credit: Handel Architects

A Detailed Look at the 27-Story Tower Planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties

After years of dormancy and inaction, numerous developments along the Delaware River waterfront are finally having their permits issued, which puts them on direct track toward construction. One of the most exciting among these is the project planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the project will feature a 27-story, 360-unit tower rising next to a brand new public space. A construction permit was issued for the project in November of last year, and another, more comprehensive one, was issued in August of this year. Earlier this month, a YIMBY site visit observed a large amount of recently-placed material and equipment at the site, although it is not certain whether it is intended for the building’s construction. Today we take a closer look at the building’s design its future contribution both to the neighborhood and to the skyline at large.

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Rendering of 949 North Marshall Street. Credit: Gnome Architects.

Shuttered Building Awaits Demolition at Site of 34-Unit Townhouse Complex at 949 North Marshall Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Although demolition and partial construction permits have been issued, Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit found no signs of ongoing activity at the site of the 34-unit townhouse complex planned at 949 North Marshall Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, the development will consist of homes each rising four stories tall. Each property will feature roof decks and rear balconies, and two-car garage, creating a total of 68 parking spaces within the development.

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626 North Delaware Avenue. Credit: Coscia Moos Architecture

Progress Stalled at DeSimone Tower, 18-Story Car Dealership and Apartment Hybrid Planned at 626 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no new progress at the site of the DeSimone Tower, a 18-story, 96-unit mixed-use building proposed at 626 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the building, also known under its full address of 626-30 North Delaware Avenue, is slated to rise at a site bordered by the Delaware Avenue to the east, Fairmount Avenue to the north, and North Front Street to the west, next to the Delaware River waterfront. The development takes its name from DeSimone Automotive Group, which plans to run a multi-level car dealership at the building base. Apartments will be located on the floors above.

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700-730 Delaware Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects via the Civic Design Review

Site Awaits Construction of 488-Unit Mixed-Use Complex at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

In August of last year, YIMBY reviewed then-recent plans for a half-million-square-foot, 488-unit mixed-use development proposed at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, near the Delaware River waterfront. Designed by JKRP Architects, the complex will consist of two seven-story buildings, one at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue and another at 711-35 North Front Street, with a retail-fronted pedestrian promenade situated between the two. Although demolition permits have been issued, our recent site visit revealed that work has not yet begun at the site.

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