A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that excavation is well underway at a 366-foot-tall, 32-story residential tower proposed at 210 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, 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.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has discovered that construction work has made significant headway at 12+Sansom, a 240-foot-tall, 20-story residential high-rise under construction at 123 South 12th Street (alternately 123-27 South 12th Street) in Midtown Village, Center City. The 370,860-square-foot project will offer 399 rental units and 10,844 square feet of retail, which will massively improve upon the pedestrian experience as compared to the multi-level parking garage that previously stood at the location. The project team consists of Studios Architecture as the design architect, BLT Architects as the architect of record, Greystar Real Estate Partners as the developer, and Clemens Construction Company as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $132.25 million.
A slender, 49-unit apartment building is set to rise at 1208 Chestnut Street in Midtown Village, Center City. However, although demolition permits have been issued for the dilapidated three-story structure currently occupying the property, YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that no demo work has yet taken place. Designed by SgRA and developed by Michael Alhadad, the building will span a narrow, through-block lot on the block between South 12th and South 13th streets, stretching north-south from Chestnut Street to Sansom Street. The building will span 51,436 square feet and will feature a basement, ground-floor commercial space, full sprinkling, and a roof deck. Permits list Christian A. Sanchez as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.5 million.
Parking operator and developer Parkway Corporation is looking for opportunities to redevelop a 9,020-square-foot parking lot at 219 South 13th Street in Midtown Village, Center City. The site spans nearly half of a small city block and is bound by South 13th Street to the west, Locust Street to the south, and narrow, cobblestone-paved St. James Street to the north. The site sits under CMX-5 zoning and, according to Parkway, can support up to 108,240 square feet under a floor-to-area ratio of 12 or up to 180,400 square feet at an FAR of 20:1, which may potentially yield a building rising around 25 to 30 or so stories. No development plans are currently known nor have any permits been filed, and it appears that Parkway Corporation is seeking development partners or an anchor tenant for the venture, as it does with a number of other parking lots situated throughout the city.
A few years ago, circa 2019, plans were announced for a 14-story, 86-room hotel to rise at 122 South 11th Street in Midtown Village, Center City. Since that time, progress on the project has been moving at a snail’s pace, which may be explained by economic uncertainty and a hospitality industry crisis that rolled in the following year. Still, development appears to be ongoing, both in terms of filing activity and on-site action, minimal as it may be. Our recent site visit revealed that the joined pair of low-rise buildings that stands at the site has not yet been demolished, though both appear shuttered, stripped down, and likely gutted.