700-730 Delaware Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects via the Civic Design Review

Site Awaits Construction of 488-Unit Mixed-Use Complex at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

In August of last year, YIMBY reviewed then-recent plans for a half-million-square-foot, 488-unit mixed-use development proposed at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, near the Delaware River waterfront. Designed by JKRP Architects, the complex will consist of two seven-story buildings, one at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue and another at 711-35 North Front Street, with a retail-fronted pedestrian promenade situated between the two. Although demolition permits have been issued, our recent site visit revealed that work has not yet begun at the site.

Read More

Two Cathedral Square at 227 North 18th Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Philadelphia YIMBY Reveals Skyline Massings of Two Cathedral Square at 227 North 18th Street in Logan Square, Center City

YIMBY recently published the long-awaited reveal of the plans for Two Cathedral Square at 227 North 18th Street in Logan Square, Center City. The new building that will join the north side of the Philadelphia skyline as part of the Cathedral Square development. Developed by EQT Exeter and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the tower will soon rise to a height of 470 feet and will feature a curvy, angled parapet, standing 34 stories above ground. The building was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, which has also designed Philadelphia buildings such as The Murano, The Laurel Rittenhouse, and 33 North 22nd Street. Today YIMBY shares exclusive massings that show the tower’s future impact on the skyline.

Read More

Piazza Terminal aerial rendering. Image via Post Brothers

12-Story High-Rise Topped Out, Mostly Clad at Piazza Terminal in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed significant construction progress at the Piazza Terminal, a multi-building mixed-use development that rises at 1075 Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by the BKV Group and developed by the Post Brothers, the 1.1-million-square-foot-plus complex will house 1,131 residential units within several mid- and high-rise buildings centered an expansive public promenade that will serve as an extension of the existing Liberties Walk. Our visit revealed that a 12-story, roughly 150-foot-tall building already stands topped out and boasts a mostly finished curtain wall, while the remaining structures are in various stages of progress.

Read More

1021 North Hancock Street. Credit: DIGSAU

Businesses Continue to Operate at Site of Mercato, 189-Foot-Tall Tower Planned at 1021 North Hancock Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit discovered no signs of demolition nor construction activity at the future site of Mercato, a 13-story mixed-use building planned at 1021 North Hancock Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU and developed by the Post Brothers, the 231,676-square-foot high-rise will feature 280 residential units as well as a retail component at the ground floor. A plaza on Hancock Street will contribute much-needed public space in the rapidly growing neighborhood.

Read More

Rendering of 36-38 South 2nd Street. Credit: Canno Design.

Permits Issued for 61-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 36-38 South 2nd Street in Old City

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story mixed-use development at 36-39 South 2nd Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by CANNOdesign, the structure will hold 51,623 square feet of interior space and will offer 61 residential units as well as commercial space on the ground floor. A roof deck will be situated at the top. Tester Construction is the general contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $10.5 million.

Read More