Since 1987, when the unofficial “Gentlemen’s Agreement” that advised against building taller than City Hall was eliminated, multiple high-rises that stand well over 500 feet tall have dramatically changed the profile of Center City. The Comcast Technology Center had first joined the skyline at the very end of 2015, and now makes an incredible impact with its height of 1,121 feet and 60 stories as the tallest skyscraper in the city. Designed by Foster and Partners and developed by Liberty Property Trust, the building stands at 1800 Arch Street and houses Comcast corporate offices along with a Four Seasons hotel. In this publication, Philadelphia YIMBY looks back at the Comcast Technology Center before it topped out.
Permits have been issued for the construction of an 18-unit multi-family building at 2709-15 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise four stories tall and will feature amenity space and a roof deck. In total, the building will hold 21,030 square feet of space. Optimal Construction Group LLC is the contractor listed for the project. Construction cost is specified at $3,157,200.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 648 North 38th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot situated on the west side of the block between Wallace and Melon streets and will span a footprint of 1,000 square feet. The interior will feature 2,511 square feet of interior space, translating into units averaging 837 square feet each. Permits list Kibbutz 03 LLC as the owner, David Whipple as the design professional, and Ripner Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $251,100.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, single-family residential building at 1528 South 31st Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the west side of the street between Tasker and south of Dickinson streets. Permits state that the structure will span a 767-square-foot footprint. Christopher Sipes is listed as the design professional and RS 23 LLC as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $200,500.
Renderings have been revealed for a five-story, 35-unit mixed-use development planned at 102-112 Park Avenue in Swarthmore, PA, a town located in Delaware County to the southwest of Philadelphia. Designed by Bernardon, the building will include retail space on the ground floor with residential units above. The project will also feature a garage.