A six-story, 179-unit residential building is planned at 1705 North American Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. Designed by Atrium Design Group, the building stand 77 feet tall and will replace a vacant grassy lot and a commercial building occupied by Drexel Foods. The building will take up an entire block, standing out from the predominantly rowhouse neighborhood. The building will stand in a desolate area, and will likely generate greater developer interest in the area. The modern design features stone cladding, a rarity for the area. The 189,000-square-foot building will also feature commercial and retail space.
Framing work continues its progress at a mixed-use structure at 1539 North 26th Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The building will stand five stories tall and hold 28 residential units, all apartments. The ground floor will include a retail space as well as parking. The building was designed by KCA Design Associates and is being built by GRIT Construction.
Completion approaches at The Poplar, a renovation project in progress at 900 North 9th Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. Designed by Cosica Moos Architecture, which is responsible for exterior as well as interior design, and developed by the Post Brothers, the 400,000-square-foot project transforms the 11-story Quaker Building, a factory loft built in 1918, into a 285-unit residential building. The redevelopment adds a striking new color to the exterior, a rooftop amenity deck, and units that come in multiple sizes.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed no construction activity at the future site of Broad and Noble, a high-rise development proposed at 435-43 North Broad Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia. Designed by Barton Partners and developed by Toll Brothers, the project will rise 231 feet and 19 stories and will include 344 apartments within the 371,302 square feet of residential space, as well as 23,647 square feet of amenity space, 46,275 square feet of parking and loading space, 10,574 square feet of retail, 8,351 square feet of office space, and 107 underground parking spaces. The proposal gets its name from its location at the northeast corner of North Broad Street and Noble Street, half a bl0ck away from the entrance of the elevated Rail Park.
A site at 900 North 8th Street, in Poplar, North Philadelphia, awaits the construction of a pair of buildings that will bring a massive amount of residential space to the neighborhood. A 134-foot-tall, 11-story tower will rise next to a 154-foot-tall, 12-story tower to the west, the latter of which appears as a set of two towers connected with sky bridges. Designed by Cosica Moos Architecture and developed by APOM-Holdings, the project will hold a total of 338 units.