Construction is underway at Bloc24, a mixed-use building located at 613 South 24th Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The development will stand five stories tall and can be built by right due to the proposed supermarket at the ground floor. Eight residential units are proposed on the floors above, each set to be market-rate.
Renovation is underway at the 27-story Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center City at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City. Upon completion, the circular tower that stands at the corner of North 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be a residential development called The Terrace on 18th Street. The building was originally completed back in 1963 designed by Oskar Stonorov of Korman Co. as an apartment building. In the 1980s it was converted into Embassy Suites, and now Pearl Properties is transforming the building back to a 288-unit apartment structure. Exterior renderings are done by Gabe Lui Architectural Renderings and the interiors are designed by DAS Architecture.
Construction is progressing rapidly at 629-33 West Girard Avenue, a six-story, 36-unit mixed-use development in Ludlow, North Philadelphia. YIMBY shared news of the development last December, stating that permits were issued for the structure. A commercial space will be located on the ground floor. Tester Construction is the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of multiple rowhouses at 1501 South 25th Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia, creating a total of 18 units. Each structure will stand four stories tall and feature a private roof deck, and come with an estimated construction cost of $200,000. The rowhouses will include several variants, with types one through five being single-family dwellings consisting of 3,210 square feet of interior space with an estimated construction cost of $200,000. Building seven will be a duplex measuring 3,745 square feet, while buildings eight through 12 will each hold 3,695 square feet of space. Buildings seven through 12 will each cost an estimated $250,000 to build.
Foundation work continues at LVL North, a nine-story, 410-unit development under construction at 510 North Broad Street in Spring Garden, North Philadelphia. A second tower crane has been recently erected at the site. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by Alterra Property Group, the project is replacing a parking lot that formerly took up most of the block, as well as a a rowhouse formerly located at 563 North 15th Street. The structure will span over 378,000 square feet of total space, along with GIANT leasing nearly one-third of the building’s entire space for a grocery store on the lower levels, similar to Riverwalk. Residential space will take up over 268,000 square feet.