Construction work has nearly wrapped up at The Poplar at 900 North 9th Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia, converting the prewar structure into residential space. Formerly known as the Quaker Building, the structure stands 11 stories tall next to the elevated SEPTA regional rail rail line, and was completed in 1918 as a factory loft. The 285-unit conversion project has been designed by Cosica Moos Architecture and developed by the Post Brothers, which is also responsible for the massive Piazza Terminal project in Northern Liberties.
Construction is making rapid progress on The Maven, a 28-unit mixed-use development at 1533 Ridge Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia. When completed, the building will rise five stories tall and include a commercial space in the ground floor. The units will consist of studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms. Canno Design is behind the architectural work for the project, with Khosla Properties developing it, and Tester Construction taking up the contracting work. The building will hold 23,665 square feet of space and will cost an estimated $3.9 million to build.
Construction is underway at The Bordeaux, a 16-unit mixed-use development at 2600 West Gerard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise five stories tall with a 3,500 square foot retail space in the ground floor. Amenities will include bike and tenant storage as well as a roof deck that will likely offer sweeping skyline views. Argo Property Group is developing the property. The design was by Ambit Architecture and it will be built by Tester Construction. In total, the building will have 20,938 square feet of space.
The fence that surrounds the site of the Broad and Noble, a 344-unit project planned at 435-43 North Broad Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia, has received new signage that refers to the Hunter Roberts Construction Group, the building contractor. Designed by Barton Partners and developed by Toll Brothers, the building will rise 231 feet and 19 stories and will feature a brick exterior that sets back from Broad Street. The while the inside will feature along with amenity space, retail, and underground parking.
Concrete work has reached ground level at LVL North, a nine-story, 410-unit development under construction at 510 North Broad Street in Spring Garden, North Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the project will include a retail component, with the GIANT supermarket planned to lease one-third of the total space inside the 378,000-square-foot building.