300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Credit: Handel Architects

Excavation Underway at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that excavation work is underway for a 315-foot-tall, 24-story tower at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties. The development will span nearly an entire city block, bordered by North Christopher Columbus Boulevard to the east, Vine Street to the south, Water Street to the west, and Callowhill Street to the north. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the 316-foot-tall tower will feature 10,094 square feet of ground-level retail as well as a new public park as part of the development. The site is located on the Delaware River waterfront a block to the north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, on the border between Northern Liberties to the north and Old City to the south.

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619 North Broad Street. Credit: Brightcommon.

Demolition Underway at 619 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed demolition progress at the site of a seven-story, 119-unit mixed-use building proposed at 619 North Broad Street in PoplarLower North Philadelphia. Designed by Brightcommon, the building will hold two commercial spaces at the ground floor, spanning 3,791 square feet of space, 90,882 square feet of residential space, and 34 parking spaces.

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310-30 West Girard Avenue. Credit: T + Associates Architects

Construction Still Pending at 310 West Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction has still not started at the dormant seven-story, mixed-use proposal at 310-30 West Girard Avenue (with a full address of 310-30 West Girard Avenue) in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, as we expected since no construction permits have yet been filed. The 30,102-square-foot lot, has sat vacant for around three years as of now. Designed by T + Associates Architects, the development will feature 189 residential units, 10,330 square feet of commercial space, an underground garage with 65 spaces, and parking for 68 bicycles.

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408-10 North Front Street. Credit: KCA Design Associates

Construction Still Pending at 408 North Front Street

A recent site visit has revealed that construction has not yet begun at a multi-family building planned at 408-10 North Front Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no construction activity at the location, although it also offered a glimpse at the rapidly growing development in the immediate vicinity. Permits for the site list 1833 Realty LLC as the owner.

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631 North Preston Street. Credit: 24Seven Design Studio.

Permits Issued For 631 North Preston Street In West Powelton, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit mixed-use building located at 631 North Preston Street in West PoweltonWest Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will stand three stories tall, with a commercial space on the ground floor and basement levels and a roof deck. 24Seven Design Group is the firm behind the project, which is expected to cost $320,000 to build according to the permit.

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