Center City

36 South 2nd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. September 2023

Construction Complete at AMBLE at 40 South 2nd Street in Old City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY noted that construction work is complete at AMBLE, a seven-story, 61-unit mixed-use building at 40 South 2nd Street in Old City. The development replaces a parking lot situated on the west side of the block between Market and Chestnut streets. Designed by CANNOdesign, the building spans 51,623 square feet and features ground-level retail, a basement, and a roof deck. Permits list the Tester Construction Group as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $10.5 million.

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Rendering of 210 South 12th Street. Credit: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Facade Work Begins at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City

Facade work has begun at 204 South 12th Street, a major mixed-use development underway in Washington Square WestCenter City. Once topped out, the building will stand 32 stories tall, with a meaningful impact on the Philadelphia skyline. Two stories of commercial space will sit at the ground level, while the upper portion of the tower will contain 378 residential units. Midwood Investment & Development is the developer of the project, with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners handling design work. BLT Architects is the architect of record.

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2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Construction Progresses at 2301 JFK Boulevard in Center City West

Construction work is making progress at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group, the tower will rise 307 feet and 23 stories tall, sharing a similar scale with Riverwalk to the north (also developed by the PMC Property Group). Office space will be located at the lower floors of the building, with 287 residential units to be situated above. Included with the project will be parking for 44 cars and 96 bicycles.

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Previous look at 1706-10 Walnut Street. Credit: Google.

Work Nearing Completion On Beer Garden At 1706-10 Walnut Street In Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Work is nearing completion on a new beer garden at 1706-08-10 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse SquareCenter City. The new space will span 11,500 square feet, including a large amount of outdoor seating and garden space. Various temporary sheds and tents will host vendors and covered seating, while a small play space boasts the future space’s  family-oriented appeal. Avram Hornik is managing the restaurant, the latest addition to his growing portfolio of Philadelphia restaurants. The restaurant will operate from noon to midnight.

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