1834 North 18th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. April 2022

Construction Complete at 1834 North 18th Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction is complete at a three-story multi-family building at 1834 North 18th Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia, near Temple University. The property is located on the west side of the block between West Berks Street and West Montgomery Avenue. The building will have a footprint that spans 1,829 square feet. Philadelphia Housing Authority is the listed owner. The development will replace a vacant three-story, brick-clad prewar building. The new structure will have a basement with egress wells and a roof deck along with an access structure.

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Riverwalk looking northeast. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Riverwalk South Exterior Nearly Complete in Center City West

In Center City West, numerous developments are under construction or are in planning stages. At 60 North 23rd Street, the two-tower Riverwalk complex stands next to the Schuylkill River. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the north tower stands 315 feet tall and 28 stories, while the south tower stands 363 feet tall and 32 stories high. The project will have a total of 711 units, with the south tower holding 380 units.

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Rendering of 77 East Pastorius Street. Credit: Plato Marinakos Jr Architect LLC.

Permits Issued for 77 East Pastorius Street in East Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a multi-family development at 77 East Pastorius Street in East GermantownNorthwest Philadelphia. The building will rise four stories tall, with the ground floor being largely occupied by a garage that will hold space for three cars. Six apartments will be located above. In total, the building will hold 9,117 square feet of space. The construction cost is listed at $180,000 to build, although this number appears rather low.

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Arthaus with Liberty Place and Comcast Center. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Decorative Lighting Spotted On Top Of Arthaus In Washington Square West, Center City

The nighttime Philadelphia skyline is getting brighter as new additions join the existing cluster of towers. In the Washington Square West West neighborhood of Center City, the new condominium skyscraper, Arthaus, rises at 311 South Broad Street, joining the rest of the Center City towers at a height of 542 feet and 47 stories. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (with Arthaus being the firm’s first residential skyscraper in the city) and developed by Dranoff Properties, the tower will feature 108 condominiums along with amenity space that includes a pool and outdoor decks.

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Rendering of 5303 Chester Avenue. Credit: Lo Design Co.

Permits Issued for 5303 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a new multi-family development at 5303 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing,  West Philadelphia. Designed by Lo Design Co., the new building will rise three stories tall. There will be nine residential units within the structure, each expected to be an apartment. In total, there will be 6,847 square feet of space within the building. Construction costs are listed at $1,027,050 to build.

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