YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that construction work has not yet started on the tower planned at 1101 Walnut Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Designed by JKRP Architects and LD Investment Partners LLC and Ernest Bock and Sons Inc., the building will stand 259 feet and 23 stories tall and will be clad in an exterior of alternating light and dark sections. The building will feature 111 units, along with retail space on the ground floor.
Renderings have been revealed for a 128-unit mixed-use building at 4240 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. Designed by DAS Architects, the building will rise seven stories tall. In total, the structure will hold 148,007 square feet of space. Office space, which will occupy 35,896 square feet, will be home to Intercultural Family Services, a non-profit community organization. The remainder of the building will consist of apartments ranging from studios to one- and two-bedrooms, spanning from 420 to 930 square feet. The building will include a green roof and a roof deck, as well as an underground garage that will hold 40 parking spaces. A fitness room and a study lounge will also be offered for building residents.
The foundation work for the 374-foot-tall, 31-story One Dock Street is underway in the Society Hill section of Old City, Center City. The residential skyscraper will join architect I.M. Pei’s nearby Society Hill towers with a dominant presence that nearly marches the massing of the Brutalist high-rises. Designed by Bower Lewis Thower Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the new building will feature an exterior that makes use of various shades of glazed glass, white metal highlights, and brick cladding at the base. The 272-unit rental tower will add considerable mass the east side of the Philadelphia skyline near the Delaware River.
Renderings have been revealed for a 611-unit mixed-use development at 1200 Normandy Place in the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU and developed by Ensemble Investments and Mosaic Development Partners, the complex will be a huge milestone for the district, which is receiving billions of dollars in investment for the area’s master plan. The project will consist of two adjacent buildings, with a new thoroughfare to be built in between. Building A will hold 265 residential units, which will occupy 384,190 square feet of space. The ground floor will feature 8,617 square feet of commercial space, bringing the total area in the structure to 392,807 square feet of space. Building B will accommodate 346 residential units, which will take up 294,411 square feet. A planned 17,138 square feet of commercial space will be situated on the ground floor, bringing the total to 311,549 square feet. The two buildings will also include parking space for 166 cars and 230 bicycles.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 202-unit mixed-use building at 1650 West Girard Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the building will rise seven stories tall and hold 190,478 square feet of space, with commercial space located on the ground floor and apartments above. The development will feature a green roof and a parking garage. Construction costs are projected at $26 million. Tester Construction taking is listed as the contractor.