The 13th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use high-rise planned at 523 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Precision Realty Group, the project will provide office, retail, and commercial/medical space, as well as more than 200 residential units. The project will also include public plaza next to the eponymous mural, as well as amenities such as a roof deck with potential restaurant space. The tower will bring a dramatic skyline change to lower North Broad Street, where many large developments are underway and proposed.
Developer and parking lot operator Parkway Corporation seeks to redevelop a 9,357-square-foot parking lot at 804 Sansom Street in Market East, Center City. It appears that there is no active proposal currently slated for the site, as no permits have been filed and the property is listed in the developer’s “opportunities” section, meaning that Parkway is likely looking for an anchor tenant and/or a development partner. Situated on a mid-block site on the south side of the block between South 8th and South 9th streets, the lot is advertised as capable of supporting a 112,284-square-foot building with a floor-to-area ratio of 12:1, or an 187,140-square-foot building under an FAR of 1:20. The latter version would easily allow for a building rising 30 or even 40 or so stories, which would make the building one of the tallest east of City Hall.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story mixed-use building at 225 West Rittenhouse Street in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The structure will span around 40,000 square feet and will feature 37 residential units, commercial space, parking, and full sprinkling. Permits list Designblendz as the designer and TDAK Development & Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $4.3 million.
The 14th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to Riverwalk South, a 362-foot-tall, 32-story high-rise under construction at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building stands next to the Schuylkill River and is part of the two-towered Riverwalk complex. The development is part of a new hub of high-rise buildings underway along and near Market Street.
The Philadelphia skyline has been significantly expanding for the past several years, making a drastic change to the look of the city. The construction boom started when the Comcast Technology Center was under construction in 2015, and since that time a great number of projects have been completed and are underway. Today we take a look at the new image of the skyline from the Live! Casino and Hotel, highlighting the projects that are currently under construction.