A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted that site preparation work is underway for the construction of a 307-foot-tall, 23-story mixed-use tower at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group (which also serves as the contractor), the curvy edifice will rise on a slender-wedge shaped lot by the Schuylkill River waterfront and will contain 334,201 square feet of interior space. The project will offer 287 residential units as well as office space and parking for 44 cars and 96 bicycles. Permits list a construction cost of $105 million.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted significant construction progress at a five-story, 40-unit mixed-use building at 4415 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. Designed by Wulff Architects and developed by Orens Brothers Real Estate, the building will include retail space as well as features such as elevator service, a green roof, full sprinkling, and 14 bicycle spaces. Permits list Orens Development Inc. as the owner and Orens Brothers Inc. as the general contractor. Construction is expected to cost $5.5 million. The structure will be a part of a two-building complex that extends through the block to Ludlow Street to the north, which will total 70 units.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is approaching topping-out at The Standard At Philadelphia, a 209-foot-tall, 19-story residential tower under construction at 119 South 31st Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by CUBE 3 and developed by Landmark Properties, the 362,117-square-foot structure will rise from a narrow, through-block lot stretching between South 30th and South 31st streets, and will house 280 residential units geared toward university students.
Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that the Painted Bride Art Center still stands shrouded at 230 Vine Street in the Old City section of Center City. The building, adorned with artist Isaiah Zagar’s whimsical mosaic, will be topped by a 64-unit residential extension.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed significant construction progress at 3.0 University Place, an eight-story commercial and laboratory development under construction at 4101-23 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by the Sheward Partnership and jointly developed by Silverstein Properties, Cantor Fitzgerald, and University Place Associates, University Place 3.0 will offer 250,000 square feet of Class A office and lab space, which will provide a significant boost to the neighborhood’s rapidly-growing medical services industry, while ground-level retail space will liven up the pedestrian experience.