At number 27 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Rundown is the vertical addition proposed at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse-Square, Center City, which will add a slender 19-story structure atop an existing Freeman Auction House, bringing the total to 312 feet and 25 stories in height. Designed by Eric Leighton of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects and developed by Astoban Realty Group, the proposal will preserve the original prewar building’s fcade and use the lower floor space for a commercial tenant, resident/tenant storage, parking, retail and amenity space. The new tower will feature residential space, with the floors 20-24 split into two penthouses beneath the mechanical level at the 25th floor. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no progress at the moment, though a construction permit was issued on November 24th.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a multi-family structure at 5617 Sansom Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The sits sits on the north side of the block located between South 56th Street and South 57th Street. The building footprint will span 1,137 square feet. Stephen Sanders is the listed owner.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant three-story prewar rowhouse at 1929 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East. The former single-family dwelling sits on the eastern side of the block between West Berks Street and West Norris Street. Shui Zheng Ji is the listed owner.
At number 28 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Rundown is the curvy mixed-use tower proposed at 303-foot-tall, 22-story 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West (alternately Logan Square). Developed by PMC Property Group, which is responsible for several developments in the area and designed by Gensler, the building will rise on a vacant lot to the north of the iconic PECO Building. The triangular lot is an improbable location for a high-rise, especially one that will make a noticeable impact on the Philadelphia skyline, as it is located between the elevated John F. Kennedy Boulevard and the elevated rail line. The building will be primarily residential with some office space on the lower floors.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a seven-story, 157-unit mixed-use building at 1101-33 South 9th Street in the Italian Market, South Philadelphia. Commercial space will be included in the ground floor, likely on South 9th Street, which is a major commercial corridor. Designed by BLT Architects, the building will hold 204,351 square feet of space. Accessory parking spaces will be included in the development . Construction costs are estimated at $52 million. Hunter Roberts Holdings LLC is listed as the contractor.