Philadelphia’s largest currently planned structure sits not in a booming district such as Center City or University City, but in a low-density area on the city’s outskirts in Northeast Philadelphia. A 1,004,000-square-foot UPS package sortation and distribution facility is proposed at 1 Red Lion Road in Bustleton, Northeast Philadelphia. The development comes from a collaboration between Commercial Development Company, Inc., Blue Rock, Bohler, and NORR. The 140-acre sits sits at the northeast corner of Red Lion Road and Sandmeyer Lane in an industrially zoned area.
Civic Design Review
This year has seen a steady stream of construction filings around Kensington, mostly in the lowrise, small-scale category. In a sign of accelerating growth of the local real estate market, developer Greenpointe Construction, Inc. is proposing a seven-story, 150-unit residential structure at 2400 East Huntingdon Street, designed by KCA Design Associates. At approximately 85 feet in height, the building will be the tallest in the Olde Richmond neighborhood, and one of the area’s largest apartment buildings at 122,500 total square feet. The complex will also include 11,900 square feet of retail and a garage for 45 vehicles.
The Rittenhouse Square area is poised for dramatic skyline changes in the coming years, where the 599-foot-tall Laurel is the city’s tallest under-construction building. Yesterday, a Civic Design Review document revealed Pearl Properties’ plan for a 567-foot-tall tower at 113-121 South 19th Street. The svelte, 567-foot-tall, 49-story, 267,874-square-foot skyscraper will incorporate existing historic buildings into the base and will include 30,180 square feet of commercial space at the lower floors and 183 residential units above. DAS Architecture and Planning is the project architect.
A six-story, 102-unit residential building is proposed at 7165 Keystone Street in the Tacony neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. A Civic Design Review document submitted by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture earlier this year reveals the details on the 115,252-square-foot structure that will rise as an encore to the adjacent Keystone Lofts, sited in a two-story prewar industrial building. The structure will feature an industrial space at the ground floor, studio to two-bedroom apartments on the floors above, and 35 parking spaces in the rear.
The Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philadelphia has seen a growing number of new residential projects in recent years, and one of the largest of the type now on the drawing boards for a site at 1622-40 Point Breeze Avenue. The four-story, 69-unit building will rise above the neighborhood dominated by two- to three-story rowhouses, and its 51,410 square feet will make it one of the area’s largest structures. The multi-family residential structure is designed by JKRP Architects. The building will include a bike room and a green roof.