Rendering of the previous proposal at 1101-33 South 9th Street via SkyscraperPage

Site Cleared at 1101-33 South 9th Street in the Italian Market in South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted that site prep work has finally begun at 1101-33 South 9th Street, the site of a proposed seven-story, 157-unit mixed-use building in the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. The structure will rise at the southeast corner of 9th Street and Washington Avenue, replacing a large parcel that has long sat vacant. Designed by BLT Architects, the development will span 204,351 square feet and feature 15,192 square feet of commercial space and parking. Permits list HC Pody Company as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $52 million.

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502 Wood Street Rendering via JKRP Architects

Construction Still Not Started at 502 Wood Street in Old City

Although permits have been issued last year, Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted that construction has still not started at the six-story, 50-unit apartment building proposed at 502 Wood Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will span 55,470 square feet and feature two elevators and parking for 13 cars. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.55 million.

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2032 East Lehigh Avenue. Zoning submission. Credit: M Architects via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 2032 East Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit multi-family building at 2032 East Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The project will replace a parking lot situated on a sloped site on the southwest side of the avenue. Designed by M Architects / Morrissey Design, the project will span a relatively modest floor area of 815 square feet, as it will rise from a footprint measuring 10 feet wide and 49 feet deep. Permits list RSG Management as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $525,000.

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222-30 Walnut Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

YIMBY Visits the Site of Stalled 18-Story Condo Tower Proposed at 222-30 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City

Among the potential developments that YIMBY covered some time ago, and ceased to address recently due to a lack of progress, the 222-30 Walnut Street planned in Society Hill, Center City, is one of the most significant as well as controversial. The adaptive reuse project would raise a new 242-foot-tall, 18-story condominium high-rise within a group of low-rise buildings constructed between 1856 and 1950. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners Architects, the building will offer a combined total of 101,115 square feet of interior space, most of which will be dedicated to 18 residential condominiums. We have last reported on the site in December 2021, when we noted a marked lack of progress; nevertheless, we recently paid another visit to the location, and, as expected, noted that the site persists as it had for the past few years, or, more accurately, the past century and a half.

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