626 North Delaware Avenue. Credit: Cosica Moos Architecture

Work Begins on 96-Unit Residential Building at 626 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Site clearance work appears to have started at 626 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. The parking lot has been shuttered and paving is partially broken up at the future site of a 198-foot-tall, 16-story residential building. The light-colored design by Cosica Moos Architects will create a bright presence and the 96 units will add density to the rapidly developing neighborhood.

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Construction Anticipated at 300 North Columbus Boulevard in Old City, Center City

Philly YIMBY’s latest site visit to 300 North Columbus Street in Old City reveals that construction has not yet begun for the 290-foot-tall, 24-story residential tower two blocks north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Though no construction equipment has arrived so far, the parking lot is already shuttered with a sign on the south side of the fence announcing imminent construction. The structure is developed by The Durst Organization and designed by Handel Architects. The building will transform one of many vacant parking lots along North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in a district located between Old City and Northern Liberties, just north of Penn’s Landing.

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Demolition Permits Filed for 6143 Walnut Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a two-story rowhouse at 6143 Walnut Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The prewar single-family dwelling is situated on a block that is located between South 61st Street and South 62nd Street. The building will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The property is owned by Mary Louis Ashmore. The contractor listed for the work is Thomas Curran.

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2222 Market Street rendering from Parkway Corp.

Foundation Work Starts at 2222 Market Street in Center City West

Foundation work has begun at 2222 Market Street in Center City West. The 305,000-square-foot office building will rise 318 feet and 20 stories, with the law firm Morgan, Lewis, Bockius LLP as a tenant leasing the entire floor space. The structure, developed by Parkway Commercial Properties and designed by Gensler, features a blocky design with staggered sections. While the building is not going to drastically impact the city skyline, it is a significant development for the rapidly-growing neighborhood. The parking lot that spanned the site until recently has already been torn up, and excavation and drilling equipment is currently at the site.

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Demolition Permits Filed for 2465 North Douglas Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story prewar rowhouse at 2465 North Douglas Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The former single-family dwelling is situated on a block located between West York Street and West Cumberland Street. The building will come down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The cost of work is $13,499. The property is owned by Erik Fersner. The contractor listed for the work is FH Demolition.

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