1810 Chestnut Street via Civic Design Review

Vertical Extension to Add 19 Stories to 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

At number 27 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is the vertical addition proposed at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, which will add a slender 19-story structure atop an existing Freeman Auction House, bringing the total to 312 feet and 25 stories in height. Designed by Eric Leighton of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects and developed by Astoban Realty Group, the proposal will preserve the original prewar building’s façade and use the lower floor space for a commercial tenant, resident/tenant storage, parking, retail, and amenity space. The new tower will feature residential space, with the floors 20-24 split into two penthouses beneath the mechanical level at the 25th floor. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no progress at the moment, though a construction permit was issued on November 24.

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2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Looking northeast. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Set For Construction in Center City West

At number 28 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is the curvy mixed-use tower proposed at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West (alternately Logan Square). Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, which is responsible for several developments in the area, the 303-foot-tall, 22-story building will rise on a vacant lot to the north of the iconic PECO Building. The triangular lot is an improbable location for a high-rise, especially one that will make a noticeable impact on the Philadelphia skyline, as it is located between the elevated John F. Kennedy Boulevard and the elevated rail line. The building will be primarily residential with some office space on the lower floors.

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