Recently, YIMBY shared an extensive set of Broad and Lombard, a 553-foot-tall, 43-story development proposed at 500 South Broad Street (alternately 500-10 South Broad Street in Center City. Today we look at the floor plans for one of the most significant developments on the city’s drawing boards. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism and developed by Broad Lombard Associates LP, the project will consist of three buildings, with the new tower spanning 517,907 square feet and featuring 468 residential units, the renovated three-story Health Center Building with 80,440 square feet of commercial space and underground parking for 30 vehicles, and a renovated historic townhouse.
A zoning permit for lot line relocation has been issued for a five-story, 80-unit mixed-use development planned at 6808 Ridge Avenue (aka 6808-16 Ridge Avenue) in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia. The project will replace a pair of three-story mixed-use rowhouses on the west side of the block between Parker and Paoli avenues. Designed by Ingram Sageser Architects, the building will span 77,780 square feet and feature commercial space on the ground floor, as well as parking for 24 cars and 27 bicycles.
The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is about to welcome another development that will join the Center City skyline. At 1620 Sansom Street, a 315-foot, 26-story tower under construction is on its way to contribute 306 residential units to the neighborhood. The high-rise was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, which had also both designed and developed The Laurel Rittenhouse nearing completion nearby. The skyscraper will also have retail space on the ground floor, and will feature fantastic views of the city and Liberty Place.
A recent site visit has revealed significant construction progress at a 29-unit apartment building at 214 Vine Street in Old City. Designed by Moto Designshop, the development unites four parcels at 214 through 220 Vine Street, spans a 5,403-square-foot ground footprint, and will hold 26,550 square feet of interior space, which translates into an average of just over 900 square feet per unit. Permits list Vine New Associates LLC as the owner and Spruce Builders LLC as the general contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, six-unit apartment building at 1525 North 7th Street in Ludlow, Lower North Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between Jefferson and West Oxford streets. Designed by Plato Marinakos of Plato Studio, the building will span 10,162 square feet and feature a cellar and a roof deck. Prestige Design appears to be both the owner and contractor, with permits listing Prestige Design on Germantown as the owner of the site and Ofir Komerian of Prestige Design on Girard as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $260,000.