North Philadelphia

Rendering of 1730-54 North 2nd Street.

Renderings Revealed for 1730-54 North 2nd Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a 115-unit mixed-use development at 1730-54 North 2nd Street in Norris SquareNorth Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise six stories tall, hold 127,078 square feet of interior space, and include 8,454 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The project will also include seven townhouses. A total of 27 parking spots and 42 bicycle spaces will be reserved for residents.

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1700 North Front Street. Credit: NORR

Renderings Revealed for 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a 204-unit mixed-use development at 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by NORR, the building will rise five stories tall and will feature 172,844 square feet of interior space, with 123,218 residential square feet, an additional 5,264 square feet of space reserved for amenities, and a ground-floor commercial space spanning 16,429 square feet. The residences will include 28 studios, 141 one-bedroom, and 35 two-bedroom units. The development will also include 70 bicycle spaces.

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33 North 22nd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz / PMC Property Group via the Civic Design Review

Architecture Firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz Comes In at Number 23 on Philly YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, finds architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz at number 23 out of the more than 1,800 analyzed categories, with a total of 34 tags amassed during the period. The company, which is (spoiler alert) the only architecture firm to feature in the entire Countdown, owes its high ranking to both a large number of significant ongoing developments and our prolific coverage of such.

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Current view of 522 West Berks Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 522 West Berks Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia East

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi family building at 522 West Berks Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia East. The building will rise three stories tall and will hold 2,917 square feet of interior space. A pilot house at the top will allow for access to a roof deck. Christopher Menna is listed as the project’s design professional, with JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $180,000.

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Norris Square Park. Credit: The Cultural Landscpe Foundation

Norris Square Ranks at Number 27 on Philly YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown

The 27th place in Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which aggregates the 31 most frequently listed article categories over the course of the past year, goes to Norris Square. The North Philadelphia neighborhood featured in at least 29 articles during the period. Unlike most neighborhoods that have been featured in the Countdown so far, such as Washington Square West, Francisville, Rittenhouse Square, and Brewerytown, Norris Square does not boast many headline-making marquee projects with flashy renderings. Instead, the district earned its rank through our coverage of its numerous smaller-scale, low- and mid-rise residential proposals, which is the kind of low-key development that comprises much of the city’s ongoing revival. Today we look at some of the most outstanding projects on the drawing boards within the district.

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