200 Race Street. Credit: Ambit Architecture

Site Awaits Construction of 49-Unit Building at 200 Race Street in Old City

No progress has been made yet at 200 Race Street in the Old City section of Center City, where a six-story, 49-unit mixed-use building was proposed some time ago. YIMBY last reported on the development September 2020. Although we were excited by the attractive, high-density development designed by Ambit Architecture, in the year-plus span that has passed since, no permits have been filed for neither demolition nor new construction. As expected, our recent site visit also revealed no activity at the site, with the two single-story retail structures still standing, although both appear to be shuttered and vacant.

Read More

214 North 12th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2021

Completion Nears at Six-Unit Residential Building at 214 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction is nearly complete at the four-story, six-unit residential building at 214 North 12th Street in the western section of Center City’s Chinatown, in an area alternately known as the Convention Center District. The development replaces an attractive Colonial-style townhouse. According to filings, the new structure spans 5,190 square feet, leading to an average of around 850 square feet per unit, and features full sprinkling. Permits list Kaing Estate LLC as the owner and Liu Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $200,000.

Read More

Construction Work Makes Headway On The Cecil At 1641-45 North 2nd Street In Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia

Construction work is making significant headway on The Cecil, a mixed-use development under construction at 1641-45 North 2nd Street in Olde KensingtonNorth Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign and developed by R+M Development Partners and BKP Development Group, the building will rise five stories tall, with commercial space on the ground floor and 20 residential units above. Parking for building residents will also be included.

Read More

Current view of Paper Factory Lofts. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

Renovation Work Makes Progress On Paper Factory Lofts In Norris Square, North Philadelphia

Renovation work is making considerable progress on Paper Factory Lofts at 173 West Berks Street in Norris SquareNorth Philadelphia. The building rises five stories tall, with certain sections rising to a height of six stories. The industrial building was formerly home a paper manufacturer, thus the project’s name, however this business has moved out of the facility. Now, developer Urban Conversions is renovating the building to hold 30 apartments. Interiors will span 28,000 square feet.

Read More

1805 North Howard Street

Exterior Nears Completion at 1805 North Howard Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Exterior work is nearing completion at 1805 North Howard Street, a six-story, 45-unit multi-family building under construction in Fishtown, Kensington. Permits list a project area of 36,802 square feet, Bottos Construction Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $8 million. The project is part of 1BRKS, a new development that will bring well over 100 residential units and ample commercial space, and is poised to become a local destination.

Read More