619 North Broad Street Awaits Construction Activity in Poplar, North Philadelphia

No progress has been made yet at 619 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia, an 18-story building that will replace the single-story Bright Horizons Family Solutions structure and the adjacent parking lot. The proposed building will rise to a height of 275 feet, ranking at number 30 on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown of proposed and under-construction buildings. Designed by Varenhorst and developed by KFA Investments, the building will be a standout neighborhood feature, along with the nearby Congregation Rodeph Shalom at 615 North Broad Street, and is expected to cost $60 million.

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Studio House Philly at 1613 Germantown Avenue. Credit: studiohousephilly.com

Studio House Philly, a 47-Unit Development, Complete at 1613 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia

Construction recently wrapped up on Studio House Philly, a mixed-use development at 1613 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia. The four-story building spans house numbers 1611 to 1627 and offers 35,870 square feet of floor space. According to the website, the complex is targeted toward young professionals, offering 40 rental studios and seven two-level live/work units with 500-square-foot retail spaces facing Germantown avenue, as well as parking for three vehicles and 40 bicycles.

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Demolition Permits Filed for 7112 Upland Street in Elmwood Park, Southwest Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story prewar rowhouse at 7112 Upland Street in Elmwood Park, Southwest Philadelphia. The former single-family dwelling will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program at a cost of $10,413. Rivera Samuel Cardona is the listed owner. Monticello Contractors Inc. is the listed contractor.

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20th + Arch via L2P

YIMBY’s Annual Development Countdown Kicks Off with 20th+Arch Proposed in Center City West

Philadelphia YIMBY is launching its first annual December Development Countdown of the 31 tallest buildings proposed or under construction in Philadelphia. Number 31 on the list is 20th+Arch, a 260-foot-tall, 15-story office building planned at 2000 Arch Street in Center City West (alternatively in Logan Square). Developed by Parkway Commercial Properties (aka the Parkway Corporation) and designed by L2P Architects, the building will offer roughly 400,000 square feet of office space. No construction work has yet taken place.

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5127 Duffield Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google

Permits Filed for a Multi-Family Building at 5127 Duffield Street in Frankford, Northeast Philadelphia

A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a multi-family structure at 5127 Duffield Street in Frankford, Northeast Philadelphia. The property sits on the east side of the block located between Dyre Street and Pratt Street. The building will span a 9,433-square-foot footprint and will rise to a height not exceeding 38 feet. No floor count has been specified, though it is likely to rise for stories as the permit calls for balconies at the fourth floor. Gateway Court LP is the listed owner.

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