The 28th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 20th + Arch, a 260-foot-tall, 15-story office tower planned at 2000-24 Arch Street (also known as 2020-2024 Arch Street) in Center City West. Designed by L2P and developed by the Parkway Corporation (alternately Parkway Commercial Properties), the building would replace a parking lot that spans the eastern part of the block between North 20th and North 21st streets. And though we have first reported on the tower over a year ago, no permits have yet been filed for the development and our recent site visit revealed no demolition nor construction activity at the still-operational parking lot.
Facade work is nearly finished at Riverwalk South, a skyscraper that is under construction at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. The main portion of the structure is currently topped out at 32 stories, and the building will soon reach its full height of 362 feet. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building, which stands next to the Schuylkill River, is part of the two-towered Riverwalk complex. The development is part of a new hub of high-rise buildings that will soon form a cluster along Market Street and near the river, with most projects featuring residential programming. The two new towers symbolize the new high-rise growth that is destined to dominate the area in the near future.
A set of new remote work-friendly features has recently been revealed at 2222 Market Street, a 295-foot-tall, 19-story office building under construction in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the Parkway Corporation (alternately Parkway Commercial Properties), with IMC Construction as the contractor, the building will offer 329,100 square feet of tenant floor area, with 324,826 square feet of Class A office space and 4,274 square feet of retail. Parking for 47 vehicles will be available in an underground garage. The development was built to spec for Morgan Lewis, a major law firm that will use the building as its new headquarters.
The 29th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to One uCity Square, a mixed-use building currently under construction in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and developed by Wexford Science & Technology, the University City Science Center, and Ventas Inc., with Turner Construction as the contractor, the $280-million 13-story building will hold 389,000 square feet of office, laboratory, and retail space. The 250-foot-tall building, also known as Wexford One uCity Square, is part of the greater mixed-use uCity Square development, which will feature 10.5 million square feet within 15 existing and 10 newly-constructed buildings. New construction will account for three-quarters of the total square footage.
Last month, YIMBY reported that construction permits were issued for the residential high-rise proposed at 204 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City. We noted that while the floor count remained the same at…