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Rendering of 2012 Chestnut Street. Credit: JKRP Architects.

2012 Chestnut Street Goes To Civic Design Review In Rittenhouse Square, Center City

A high-rise development located at 2012 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, is going to the Civic Design Review. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will stand 14 stories tall, a significant height, although likely not notable enough to make for a notable skyline addition. The ground floor will hold 3,200 square feet of commercial space, adding a sizable retail addition to Chestnut. Above, there will be 156 residential units, down from the original 162. A roof deck will be situated at the top of the structure.

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2012 Chestnut Street. Credit: JKRP Architects

Construction of 14-Story Tower Anticipated at 2012 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no signs of demolition nor construction work at 2012 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, the site of a proposed 14-story residential tower. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (also the owner) and Alterra Property Group, the building, also known under its full address of 2012-14 Chestnut Street, will feature 162 residential units, of which 130 would run at market rate and another 32 would be classified as “workhouse housing.” The plan also includes around 4,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

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2422, 2424, and 2426 Harlan Street (left to right). Looking southwest. Credit: Google Maps

Demolition Permits Issued for Three Vacant Rowhouses at 2422, 2424, and 2426 Harlan Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the demolition of three two-story prewar rowhouses at 2422, 2424, and 2426 Harlan Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia. The buildings are located on the south side of the block between North 24th and North 25th streets and will be dismantled via the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. Each structure measures 1,200 square feet. Permits list the Philadelphia Housing Authority as the owner and Francis Henriquez of FH Demolition as the contractor. Work costs are specified at $9,105 per structure, for a total of $27,315 for the three.

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1626 North Sydenham Street via Google Maps

Permits Filed for Two-Family Structure at 1626 North Sydenham Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of a two-family structure at 1626 North Sydenham Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The property is situated on the west side of the block that is located between West Oxford Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. The building will have a footprint that spans 764 square feet. Philadelphia Housing Authority is the listed owner.

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1738 North Gratz Street via Google Maps

Demolition Permits Filed for 1738 North Gratz Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant three-story prewar rowhouse at 1738 North Gratz Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The former single-family dwelling occupies a 1,107-square-foot footprint on the west side of the block between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and West Montgomery Avenue. Philadelphia Housing Authority is the listed owner. All State Services LLC is the listed contractor.

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