1616 North Sydenham Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. October 2022

Construction Complete at 1616 North Sydenham Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY shows that construction work is nearly complete at a four-story two-family rowhouse at 1616 North Sydenham Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia, near Temple University. The development replaces a prewar rowhouse on the block between West Oxford Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Designed by Richard Stange, the building spans 5,023 square feet. Permits list Todd Joseph Properties as the contractor.

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1713-21 North Front Street. Credit: CANNO design via the Civic Design Review

Renderings Revealed for 1713-21 North Front Street in Fishtown

A recent submission to the Civic Design Review has revealed new renders and information for 1713-21 North Front Street, a six-story, 55-unit development in Fishtown. The new building will replace a parking lot on the east side of Front Street between East Columbia Avenue (aka Cecil B. Moore Avenue west of Front Street) to the south and West Palmer Street to the north. Designed by CANNO Design and developed by Khosla Properties, the structure will span 56,600 square feet, which will include a 2,570-square-foot retail space on the ground floor, and a roof deck, which promises to offer sweeping skyline views due to the building’s relative prominence (the building will rise 73 feet to the main roof and 83 feet to the top of the pilot house). Ten parking spaces will also be provided.

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Venice Island at 4436-44-Main Street. Credit: JKRP Architects via the Civic Design Review

Renderings Revealed for Venice Island at 4436-44 Main Street in Manayunk, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent Civic Design Review submission has revealed new renderings for Venice Island, a multi-building mixed-use development proposed at 4436-44 Main Street on the Schuylkill River waterfront in Manayunk, Northwest Philadelphia. The complex will straddle both sides of the Manayunk Canal, with buildings on Venice Island and on the mainland connected via a skywalk. Designed by JKRP Architects, the complex will span 144,082 square feet, which will include 1,000 square feet of retail space and 213 apartments. The development will also include 106 covered parking spaces and storage for 151 bicycles.

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1309 Cambridge Street. Rendering of the project via KJO Architecture.

Construction Advances at 1309-25 Cambridge Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted significant construction progress at a six-story, 46-unit development at 1309-25 Cambridge Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. The project will rise on the west side of the block between Cambridge Street and Girard Avenue. Designed by KJO Architecture, the 51,878-square-foot structure will include a roof terrace as well as 15 parking spaces. Cambridge 9 OZB LLC is the listed owner. Permits note Harrison Finberg as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $6.75 million.

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Rendering of 545 North Broad Street. Credit: CANNO Design.

Construction Nears Completion at 545 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction is nearing completion at a nine-story-tall, 108-unit mixed-use building at 545 North Broad Street in PoplarLower North Philadelphia. The development is located rises on the east side of the street, spanning a lot bordered by Brandywine Street to the south and Green Street to the north. Designed by CANNOdesign and developed by Elk Street Management, the building span 152,635 square feet, a figure that includes 11,130 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The project will feature a roof deck and parking for 31 cars and 50 bicycles. Permits list the Daniel J. Keating Company as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $20 million.

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