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.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed significant construction progress at the Piazza Terminal, a multi-building mixed-use development that rises at 1075 Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by the BKV Group and developed by the Post Brothers, the 1.1-million-square-foot-plus complex will house 1,131 residential units within several mid- and high-rise buildings centered an expansive public promenade that will serve as an extension of the existing Liberties Walk. Our visit revealed that a 12-story, roughly 150-foot-tall building already stands topped out and boasts a mostly finished curtain wall, while the remaining structures are in various stages of progress.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit discovered no signs of demolition nor construction activity at the future site of Mercato, a 13-story mixed-use building planned at 1021 North Hancock Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU and developed by the Post Brothers, the 231,676-square-foot high-rise will feature 280 residential units as well as a retail component at the ground floor. A plaza on Hancock Street will contribute much-needed public space in the rapidly growing neighborhood.
The latest entry on Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, found North Philadelphia‘s Northern Liberties neighborhood at the 18th place, out of the 1,800+ categories surveyed. Yesterday’s entry outlined at the neighborhood’s history and general composition. Today we look at Northeast Northern Liberties, a former industrial hotbed turned no-mans-land that is now rapidly transforming into a major urban hub, and some of the challenges that the emerging district still needs to address.
Construction work continues to progress on the massive Piazza Terminal development at 1075 Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by Northern Liberties, BKV Group, the 1,144-unit project is the largest development currently underway in the neighborhood and will contribute a significant amount of public space. The project was developed by the Post Brothers, which has a number of projects around the city, such as The Poplar, located within a 15-minute walk from Piazza Terminal.