Developer and parking lot operator Parkway Corporation is currently looking for opportunities to redevelop a 14,495-square-foot parking lot at 19-27 South 8th Street in Market East, Center City. There appear to be no active proposal currently planned for the site, as no permits have been filed and the property is listed in the developer’s “opportunities” section. As with many of Parkway’s other parking lots, it appears that the operator/developer is looking for an anchor tenant and/or a development partner. Under the current zoning, the site may accommodate a high-rise proposal standing 30 stories or taller
The 10th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 366-foot-tall, 32-story residential tower proposed at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (with BLT Architects as the architect of record) and developed by Midwood Investment & Development, the building will span 401,870 square feet of interior space and offer 378 rental units, as well as ground-level retail and parking for 96 cars and 130 bicycles. Permits list construction costs at $111 million.
The Comcast Technology Center at 1800 Arch Street in Center City is both the tallest building and one of the largest structures in Philadelphia, standing 1,121 feet tall and spanning over 1.5 million square feet of interior space. Completed in 2017, the supertall stands 60 stories high and features office space on its lower floors and a hotel on its upper levels, with an observation deck at the top. The project was developed by Liberty Property Trust and designed by Foster and Partners, with Thornton Tomasetti behind the structural design and LF Driscoll as the contractor. Gensler crafted the exquisite and sometimes bizarre interior of the main lobby, with an architectural style well-suited for the modern workforce and the general public alike. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY observes the east lobby of the Comcast Technology Center which is open to the employees and the public at limited times.
The 11th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 364-foot-tall, 31-story One Dock Street in the Society Hill section of Old City, Center City. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the skyscraper will rise next to architect I.M. Pei’s similarly-scaled Society Hill Towers, offering the most significant contribution to the local skyline in half a century. The structure will span over 300,000 square feet of interior space and feature 272 rental units. Permits list Hunter Roberts Holdings LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $66.55 million.
The 12th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by Jefferson Health and National Real Estate Development the building is well on its way to its final height of 364 feet and 23 stories. The structure, alternately known as 1101-53 Chestnut Street, is part of East Market Phase 3, the latest expansion of the East Market complex.