Construction is progressing on a new Regional Rail station in Conshohocken, northwest of Philadelphia. According to SEPTA data, in 2017 the station saw an average of 771 daily boardings with 747 alightings, making it one of SEPTA’s busier regional rail stations. The new station will feature high-level platforms, a new canopy over the platform, and a new station building. Both the Schuylkill River Trail and the Manayunk Norristown Line track will be realigned for the project. New parking facilities will be included in the project. Construction costs are estimated at $13.25 million.
The large GIANT supermarket located on the first two levels of the Riverwalk north tower at 60 North 23rd Street has officially opened, bringing a new shopping hub to Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, the tower stands prominent at the Schuylkill River Trail, and the way the façade takes in daylight in a dramatic fashion, with metal cladding manipulating creating different shades. The two-tower project will have 711 units, and the shorter north tower will have 331 units above the podium floors. The tower, which replaces a large parking lot, stands 315 feet tall and 28 stories above ground.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a large mixed-use development at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The building will rise six stories and will include 50 residential units and commercial space. The permit lists Ferraro Construction as the contractor for the development and Jerry Roller as the design professional. In total, the building is expected to hold 46,792 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $5 million.
Construction is making progress at the Broad Street Flats at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia, where several steel beams have been erected. Developed by Hightop Development, the seven-story project will extend help create a sense of canyon-like enclosure at South Broad Street. The building will feature retail space at the ground floor and 54 residential units above.
Construction is progressing rapidly on a mixed-use development at 2119 North Front Street in East Kensington. Designed by Kore Design Architecture and built by Tester Construction, the building rises four stories tall ad will feature a commercial space at the ground floor, with 14 residential units above. The project will also include a roof deck.