Construction Tops Out at The Cecil at 1641-45 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has discovered that construction has topped out at 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.

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Rendering of 1701 North 2nd Street. Credit: Stuart Rosenberg Architects.

Construction Nearly Complete at 1701 North 2nd Street in Kensington

Philadelphia YIMBY has recently visited the site of a six-story mixed-use building that is nearing completion at 1701 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by Stuart Rosenberg Architects and developed by Brick Capital, the loft-styled structure, situated at the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, rises 70 feet tall to the main roof and 84 feet to the top of the elevator bulkhead. The development will feature commercial space on the ground floor, a roof deck, and parking for 23 cars. Permits list Bohler Engineering as a designer and City Center Construction Corp. as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $10 million.

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Rendering of 6808 Ridge Avenue. Credit: Ingram/Sageser.

Permits Issued for 6808 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 6808 Ridge Avenue in RoxboroughNorthwest Philadelphia. Designed by Ingram/Sageser Architects, the building will rise five stories tall, with commercial space and parking on the ground floor, and 80 residential units on the upper floors. In total, the structure will span 84,691 square feet of space, and cost an estimated $4 million to build.

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315 West Berks Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. September 2022

Construction Anticipated at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed no signs of construction at the site of a three-story, three-unit residential building proposed at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square. The development will replace a vacant lot situated on the north side of the block between North Orianna Street and North 4th Street. The structure will span a 1,026-square-foot ground footprint and will contain 3,787 square feet of interior space, which gives an average of just over 1,200 square feet per apartment. Building features will include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer unobstructed views in most directions. Permits list Jessie Claus as the owner, David McArthur as the design professional, and GTMO Development LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $250,000.

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Riverwalk at 60 North 23rd Street. Credit: PMC Property Group

Exterior Complete at Riverwalk South in Center City West

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has captured the completed exterior of Riverwalk South, a 362-foot-tall, 32-story high-rise under construction at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building stands next to the Schuylkill River and is part of the two-towered Riverwalk complex. The development is part of a new hub of high-rise buildings underway along and near Market Street.

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