In Center City West, the two-tower Riverwalk development next to the Schuylkill River is steadily progressing with the 315-foot-tall, 28-story north tower topped out, and the core of the south tower rising around a quarter of its future 362-foot, 32-story height. The nearly identical towers, developed by PMC Properties and designed by Gensler, the development will bring a total of 711 residential units, with 331 residential units in the north tower and 380 units in the south tower. The pair will bring a total of over 100,000 square feet of floor space in a rapidly growing section of Center City.
Wawa, a major convenience store/gas station chain based outside of Media, a town in Greater Philadelphia’s western outskirts, is set to now offer new drive-thru locations. The recent changes in consumer interaction have led to a renaissance of limited-contact locations, pickups, and deliveries. Wawa has already introduced in-car and in store pickups, and addition of drive-thru is the next step for the company’s redevelopment strategy. Two locations, both located in the Philadelphia suburbs, will be the first to receive the amenity. One will be a drive-thru-only facility located adjacent to an existing store in the Morrisville section of Falls Township. Another will be added to an existing store in Westhampton, New Jersey.
Permits have been filed for the construction of an attached single-family structure at 2139 North Reese Street in the Norris Square neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The building will replace a large vacant lot covered with grass and trees. The property is located on the east side of the block located between Edgley Street and North Susquehanna Avenue. The property is now owned by North Reese Holdings LLC.
The Rittenhouse Square area is poised for dramatic skyline changes in the coming years, where the 599-foot-tall Laurel is the city’s tallest under-construction building. Yesterday, a Civic Design Review document revealed Pearl Properties’ plan for a 567-foot-tall tower at 113-121 South 19th Street. The svelte, 567-foot-tall, 49-story, 267,874-square-foot skyscraper will incorporate existing historic buildings into the base and will include 30,180 square feet of commercial space at the lower floors and 183 residential units above. DAS Architecture and Planning is the project architect.
Demolition permits have been filed for a two-story detached house at 9065 Pine Road in the Bustletown neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. The suburban-style house sits on a large, verdant property and likely dates to the prewar period. The property sits close to the corner of Pine Road and Christopher Drive, about 400 feet away from the city’s western border. The property is under ownership of Horner Neil H.