Center City

245 North 12th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2021

Foundation Complete at 245 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City

Foundation work appears complete for the four-story, six-unit building at 245 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners, with the Tester Construction Group as the contractor, the development will rise from a 1,776-square-foot footprint and contain 7,661 square feet of interior floor space. The roof deck promises to offer dramatic views of the skyline, given the structure’s future prominence. Other features will include full sprinkling, six off-site parking spaces, and parking for seven bicycles. Construction costs are listed at $1 million.

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19-27 South 8th Street. Credit: Parkway Corporation

Development Pending at Nearly 15,000-Square-Foot Lot at 19-27 South 8th Street in Market East, Center City

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

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Rendering of 204 South 12th Street. Credit: BLT Architects

The 10th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to 204 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City

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.

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A Look at the Lobby of the Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia’s Tallest Building

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.

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One Dock Street (1 Dock Street). Credit: BLT Architects

The 11th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to One Dock Street in Society Hill, Old City

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.

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