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.
Developer and parking lot operator Parkway Corporation seeks to redevelop a 9,357-square-foot parking lot at 804 Sansom Street in Market East, Center City. It appears that there is no active proposal currently slated for the site, as no permits have been filed and the property is listed in the developer’s “opportunities” section, meaning that Parkway is likely looking for an anchor tenant and/or a development partner. Situated on a mid-block site on the south side of the block between South 8th and South 9th streets, the lot is advertised as capable of supporting a 112,284-square-foot building with a floor-to-area ratio of 12:1, or an 187,140-square-foot building under an FAR of 1:20. The latter version would easily allow for a building rising 30 or even 40 or so stories, which would make the building one of the tallest east of City Hall.
The 14th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to Riverwalk South, a 362-foot-tall, 32-story high-rise under construction at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building stands next to the Schuylkill River and is part of the two-towered Riverwalk complex. The development is part of a new hub of high-rise buildings underway along and near Market Street.
The 17th Place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 21M, a 350-foot-tall mixed-use tower proposed at 2100 Market Street in Center City West. Developed by the Brandywine Realty Trust, the project has been in the works for several years and has seen various iterations, with the latest one designed by Edry McHenry Architects. Since we last reviewed the project for our last year’s countdown, no permits have been filed nor has any progress has been made at the site, where a parking lot continues to operate.