Philly YIMBY’s recent visit to 922 North Broad Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia, the site of a planned seven-story, 201-unit mixed-use building, revealed few signs of progress. The former pharmacy building remains standing at the lot, although the shuttered business has been stripped of signage. Demolition cannot arrive soon enough for this promising lot at the southwest corner of North Broad Street and West Girard Avenue. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the future building will be a vast improvement for the site, bringing 134,600 square feet of residential space, 21,760 square feet of commercial space, and 44 parking spaces.
Construction is well underway at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia, where structural steel has risen one story high at since we last checked in at the site in July. Developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the building will rise six stories tall and will hold 50 residential units. The 46,792-square-foot program includes commercial space at the ground floor. Permits list Jerry Roller as the design professional and Ferraro Construction as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $5 million.
In August 2020, less than two weeks after the launch of Philly YIMBY, we reported on permits filed for the construction of a residential building at 1728 Folsom Street in Fairmount, North Philadelphia. By now, more than a year later, the four-story duplex stands completed, as confirmed by our recent site visit, with both of its units sold. The building, neatly slotted among a phalanx of recently-built residences, marks the final chapter in the dramatic revival of the block between North 17th and North 18th streets, which had sat nearly vacant as recently as a decade ago.
Concrete work has been largely completed at The Laurel Rittenhouse, a luxury residential tower under construction at 1911 Walnut Street just to the north of Rittenhouse Square Park in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, with the Harman Group as the structural engineer and the Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the contractor, the skyscraper rises to an impressive height of 599 feet and 48 stories (with two additional mechanical floors). The building will house 185 rental units along with 60 condominiums.
Partial permits have been issued for a large multi-family development proposed at 3449 Scotts Lane in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia. Designed by DesignBlendz and developed by the Stamm Development Group, the complex will contain four multi-family buildings totaling 220 residential units and spanning 190,147 square feet of space. The plan will include 220 accessory parking spaces, with 149 set in an underground garage and 71 on the surface.