3932-36 Mount Vernon Street. Building elevation. Credit: Scale Design Group via the Department of Planning and Development of the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 3932-36 Mount Vernon Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 14-unit residential building at 3932-36 Mount Vernon Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot on the south side of the block between North 39th Street and Union Street. Designed by the Scale Design Group, the structure will span 16,749 square feet and feature a basement. Permits list Kumas Homes as the contractor.

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222 North 11th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2024

Construction Complete at 222 North 11th Street in Chinatown, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is complete at a seven-story, 18-unit mixed-use building at 222 North 11th Street in Chinatown, Center City. The mid-rise structure stands on the west side of the block between Race and Vine streets, half a block north of the Convention Center (thus situating the project within the Convention Center District). Designed by YCH Architect, the structure spans 17,280 square feet. Permits list Liu Construction as the contractor.

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2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Looking northeast. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Concrete Frame Rises at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has documented the rising concrete frame at a 307-foot-tall, 23-story mixed-use high-rise underway at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group (which also serves as the contractor), the curvy tower will rise on a narrow, wedge-shaped lot sited by the Schuylkill River waterfront and will contain 334,201 square feet of interior space. The development will feature 287 residential units as well as office space and parking for 44 cars and 96 bicycles. Permits specify a construction cost of $105 million.

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21M at 2100 Market Street; rendering as seen from the corner of Market Street and North 22nd Street. Credit: Brandywine Realty Trust

Proposal Site Sits Fallow at 2100 Market Street in Center City West

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted no signs of construction of any kind at 21M, a 350-foot-tall mixed-use tower proposed at 2100 Market Street, a dormant avant-garde project proposed in Center City West. Originally developed by the Brandywine Realty Trust, the development has sat on the drawing boards for several years, with the latest, 350-foot-tall design crafted by Edry McHenry Architects.

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725-729 South Broad Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2024

Construction Not Yet Started at 725-29 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY recent site visit has noted that construction work has not yet begun at a commercial renovation and vertical expansion for a three-story prewar building at 725-29 South Broad Street in HawthorneSouth Philadelphia. Since that time, however, no construction progress has been made on the structure, as Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has shown. Designed by CANNOdesign, the structure, located on the east side of South Broad Street on the block between Bainbridge and Fitzwater streets, will rise five stories. Permits list Santech Construction Corp. as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.8 million.

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