As we anticipated (since construction permits still had not been filed), Philly YHIMBY’s recent site visit has found no signs of development at Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use tower proposed at 523 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Precision Realty Group, the project will provide office, retail, and commercial/medical space, as well as more than 200 residential units. The project will also include public plaza next to the eponymous mural, which is painted on the adjacent Mural Lofts residential building, as well as amenities such as a roof deck with potential restaurant space. If built, the tower will dramatically boost the skyline of Lower North Philadelphia and will stand as one of the tallest buildings north of Center City.
North Broad Street
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction nears completion at LVL North, a seven-story, 410-unit mixed-use development at 510 North Broad Street in Spring Garden, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the development will include a GIANT supermarket that will span roughly one-third of the 378,000-square-foot structure.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY revealed that construction nears completion at a four-story mixed-use building at 2243 North Broad Street, a block to the north of the Temple University campus in North Philadelphia. Designed by Stuart G. Rosenberg Architects (SgRA), the structure spans 10,297 square feet and holds commercial space on the ground floor and seven residential units that range from studios to two-bedrooms. Features include full sprinkling, space for 15 bicycles, in-unit washer/dryers, and balconies in many of the units. Permits list Ascent Design and Builder LLC as the designer and a construction cost of $700,000.
Construction work is making steady progress on the nine-story-tall, 108-unit mixed-use building at 545 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign, the new building will yield a total of 152,635 square feet of space, including 11,130 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, with residential units above. The project will include parking for 31 cars and 50 parking bicycles. Construction costs are listed at $20 million.
The 26th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 275-foot-tall, 19-story residential tower proposed at 619 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Varenhorst for KFA Investment, the development is proposed on the east side of Broad Street, between Mount Vernon and Wallace streets. No permits have yet been filed, and our recent site visit did not find any signs of ongoing construction activity.