The Philadelphia skyline continues its two-decade-long process of extending southward, with two 500-foot-plus towers proposed to be south of Chestnut Street in the past few years. At 311 South Broad Street in the Avenue of the Arts district, across from the Kimmel Center, Arthaus is rapidly rising with installation of rebar and concrete pours. Since the last YIMBY update in August the tower has risen over 20 stories, currently standing at 28 stories and nearly 400 feet to the top of the core, more than halfway to its eventual 542-foot, 47-story height. The blocky tower with a glass curtain wall was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, which revived the taller hotel proposal, cancelled after SLS International Hotel pulled out, as a 108-unit condominium.
Permits have been filed for the construction of nine single-family structures at 2001-2013 Abigail Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The September filing follows a July permit to create nine lots from six lots spanning a large vacant site at the corner of Abigail Street and Coral Street. The buildings, located on parcels G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, and O will span from footprints ranging from 546 to 763 square feet. Each building will include a roof deck. Buildings on sites J through K will also feature larger footprints (741 to 763 square feet), parking garages, and second-story decks in the rear. CCD 105 LLC is the listed owner for the combined site.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a single-story commercial structure at 6110 Osage Avenue in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The latest tenants in the warehouse-style building were a grocery store, a parking garage, and a car wash, yet the structure has sat vacant for several years.
This year has seen a steady stream of construction filings around Kensington, mostly in the lowrise, small-scale category. In a sign of accelerating growth of the local real estate market, developer Greenpointe Construction, Inc. is proposing a seven-story, 150-unit residential structure at 2400 East Huntingdon Street, designed by KCA Design Associates. At approximately 85 feet in height, the building will be the tallest in the Olde Richmond neighborhood, and one of the area’s largest apartment buildings at 122,500 total square feet. The complex will also include 11,900 square feet of retail and a garage for 45 vehicles.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a two-story rowhouse at 828 Brooklyn Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The prewar single-family dwelling spans 1,200 square feet and sits on the west side of a block located between Parrish Street and Ogden Street. The property is owned by Monfiston Lina and will be demolished as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. Thomas Curran is the specified contractor. The cost of work is listed at $13,862.