South Philadelphia

Live! Casino and Hotel. Photo by Thomas Koloski

An Overview of the Construction of the Live! Casino and Hotel in The Sports Complex District, South Philadelphia

Over the course of the past few years, the Live! Casino and Hotel rose to become a welcome addition to the nearby stadiums in the Sports Complex District in South Philadelphia. The structure, located at 900 Packer Avenue, just to the north of Citizens Bank Park, holds over 1.5 million square feet of space, more than the 1.4-million-square-foot Rivers Casino in North Philadelphia. Designed by Bower Lewis Thower Architects and developed by The Cordish Company and Greenwood Racing and Entertainment, the casino stands three stories tall, with the hotel rising 215 feet and 14 stories high.

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View of the 2200 Block of Cross Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Five Rowhouses at 2231-52 Cross Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of multiple rowhouses in Point BreezeSouth Philadelphia. The project will total five homes at 2231 Cross Street, 2232 Cross Street, 2235 Cross Street, 2249 Cross Street, and 2252 Cross Street. Each structure will rise two stories tall so as to fit in with the rest of the block, and each will cost an estimated $102,500 to build.

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PhilaPort and the skyline from New Jersey. Photo by Thomas Koloski

A Look At The Recent PhilaPort Expansion in South Philadelphia

Large container vessels that carry materials and products around the world are vital to the global economy, and are serviced by thousands of ports throughout various countries. PhilaPort in South Philadelphia, part of the greater Port of Philadelphia, is the fastest growing port on the East Coast. The port has been in operation for over 300 years, originating with the City Charter of 1701 granted by William Penn. Today Philly YIMBY looks at the most recent additions to the port.

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Steel Continues to Rise at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

Significant construction progress has been made at 701 South Broad Street, a seven-story mixed-use development in HawthorneSouth Philadelphia. A commercial space will be situated in the ground floor, with 50 residential units will be included above.  The building will also hold four “hotel rooms,” which will likely be used as apartments. The building will feature a modern exterior primarily comprised of brick, with a large amount of gray panels. The ground floor will have floor-to-ceiling windows to help create a welcoming street presence.

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