After demolition finally wrapped up at 1620 Sansom Street, excavation work is underway for the 340-foot-tall, 28-story high-rise. The tower will stand in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Center City, just two blocks to the south of Liberty Place. The building will feature 306 residential units, as well as commercial space on the ground floor. The earlier iteration’s unit and lesser floor count was bumped up two months ago via a permit filing.
Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, finds architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz at number 23 out of the more than 1,800 analyzed categories, with a total of 34 tags amassed during the period. The company, which is (spoiler alert) the only architecture firm to feature in the entire Countdown, owes its high ranking to both a large number of significant ongoing developments and our prolific coverage of such.
Permits have been issued for the construction of an eight-unit mixed-use building at 22 East Durham Street in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia. The structure will rise five stories tall, with office space situated on the ground floor. A roof decks will be situated atop the building. In total, the structure will hold 2,400 square feet of interior space and cost an estimated $1.2 million to build. Joseph Donahue is listed as the design professional, with PRA Construction Management Services LLC specified as the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a townhouse complex at 2600-40 East Hagert Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture and developed by Streamline, the project will consist of 11 homes. Each will rise four stories tall and contain just under 2,600 square feet of interior space. Costs are estimated at $289,592 per townhouse.
We apologize for the somewhat confusing headline. Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown tracks the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year. Last year’s December Development Countdown, which looked at the 31 tallest buildings under construction or proposed in the city, racked up 31 category listings during its month-long run, earning it the 24th place on the ongoing countdown. Today we look at the top three entries from the December Countdown, all located in Center City, and check in on the progress they have made so far in 2021.