Over the course of the past few years, the Live! Casino and Hotel rose to become a welcome addition to the nearby stadiums in the Sports Complex District in South Philadelphia. The structure, located at 900 Packer Avenue, just to the north of Citizens Bank Park, holds over 1.5 million square feet of space, more than the 1.4-million-square-foot Rivers Casino in North Philadelphia. Designed by Bower Lewis Thower Architects and developed by The Cordish Company and Greenwood Racing and Entertainment, the casino stands three stories tall, with the hotel rising 215 feet and 14 stories high.
Permits have been issued for the construction of multiple rowhouses in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The project will total five homes at 2231 Cross Street, 2232 Cross Street, 2235 Cross Street, 2249 Cross Street, and 2252 Cross Street. Each structure will rise two stories tall so as to fit in with the rest of the block, and each will cost an estimated $102,500 to build.
Large container vessels that carry materials and products around the world are vital to the global economy, and are serviced by thousands of ports throughout various countries. PhilaPort in South Philadelphia, part of the greater Port of Philadelphia, is the fastest growing port on the East Coast. The port has been in operation for over 300 years, originating with the City Charter of 1701 granted by William Penn. Today Philly YIMBY looks at the most recent additions to the port.
Significant construction progress has been made at 701 South Broad Street, a seven-story mixed-use development in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia. A commercial space will be situated in the ground floor, with 50 residential units will be included above. The building will also hold four “hotel rooms,” which will likely be used as apartments. The building will feature a modern exterior primarily comprised of brick, with a large amount of gray panels. The ground floor will have floor-to-ceiling windows to help create a welcoming street presence.
Finishing touches are being applied at Renaissance Estates, a fourteen-unit townhouse development at 3320 South 20th Street in Packer Park, South Philadelphia. Each of the large homes stands four stories tall and features private elevators, two-car garages, and roof decks that will provide stunning skyline views.