Rendering of 50 At Granite Run (now completed). Credit: BET Investments.

Site Prep Continues For Multi-Family Building at The Promenade at Granite Run in Middletown Township

Site prep work is making progress at the site of a large multi-family building planned at the edge of The Promenade At Granite Run, a mixed-use redevelopment at the site of the former Granite Run Mall in Lima in Middletown Township, PA. No specific renderings or plans have been released for the building, although the structure’s stats have been mentioned in brochures for the shopping center, listing 208 apartments to be added to the property, all set to be apartments. Developed by BET Investments, the structure will include “state-of-the-art virtual fitness clubs, a lavish pool an numerous socially engaging amenities.”

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2621-67 Frankford Avenue. Credit: HDO Architecture

A Detailed Look at the 453-Unit Building Proposed at 2621-67 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington

Last month, YIMBY visited the site of the six-story, 453-unit apartment building proposed at 2621-67 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington, where construction permits have been issued last year and construction preparation appears imminent. Today we take a detailed look at the massive building that is one of the largest on the drawing boards in Philadelphia. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture (HDO Architecture), with Turn Key Realty LLC as the contractor, the massive structure will hold 412,703 square feet of space and cost at $72 million to construct. The development will offer ample outdoor space for residents and will be a major boost to a rapidly-growing, high-density residential district.

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The Bordeaux at 2600 West Girard Avenue. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture

Facade Rises at The Bordeaux in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

In April of last year, YIMBY reported foundation work is underway at The Bordeaux, a five-story mixed-use building at 2600 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Since that time, construction has made significant progress. Our recent site visit has revealed that the structure has been topped out and a red brick facade is steadily climbing up the structure’s exterior. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by the Argo Property Group, with Tester Construction Group as the contractor, the building rises at the southwest corner of Girard Avenue and North 26th Street and will span 17,365 square feet, which will include a 3,500-square-foot ground-level retail space and 16 residential units. Permits list a construction cost of $2.75 million.

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One uCity Square. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Facade Rises Halfway at One uCity Square in University City, West Philadelphia

Facade work is well underway at One uCity Square at 225 North 38th Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and developed by Ventas Inc., the structure rises to a height of 250 feet and 13 stories and will be one of the main buildings at uCity Square, a 14-acre megadevelopment. The building is poised to feature office and lab space, and the modern design will add vibrancy to the area.

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2630 West Girard Avenue. Looking southeast from Girard Avenue. Credit: ISA

Construction Imminent at 160-Unit Complex at 2360 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Last October, Philly YIMBY reported that permits were issued for a five-story, 54-unit apartment building that is a part of a 160-unit residential complex proposed at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Nearly five months later, our recent site visit has revealed that no construction has yet taken place. However, a portion of the site has been cleared, and construction machinery indicates that excavation may start in the near future. Our prediction is further supported by the fact that permits have also been issued for the remaining structures planned at the site at the end of last year. Designed by ISA and developed by ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward (which will also act as the contractor), the development, located under the full address of 2630-38 West Girard Avenue, will consist of the aforementioned apartment building next to two rows of quadruplex units, and will feature 9,300 square feet of ground-level retail along Girard Avenue.

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