Permits have been issued for the construction of a new townhouse complex at 1914-50 North 8th Street in the Temple University area of North Philadelphia. The project will consist of seven townhomes. Each is expected to rise three stories tall and cost $230,000 to build, with 1,665 square feet of space will be offered within each home.
The Interstate 76 is a 434-mile long highway that runs from New Jersey to Ohio and was completed in 1964. In Philadelphia, it cuts through Center City and hugs the Schuylkill River from Conshohocken to Grays Ferry, and passes next to the 736-foot-tall FMC Tower at 2929 Walnut Street in University City. Today Philly YIMBY looks at the skyline as it appears from the highway.
Permits have been issued for the construction of five rowhouses on the 2200 block of Wilder Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. Each home will stand two stories tall, with approximately 1,050 square feet of space….
The southern portion of Northern Liberties, situated between Center City and North Philadelphia, is located between Spring Garden Street, Interstate 95, the Vine Street Expressway, and 9th Street. The area has notoriously languished as a dead zone for years, comprised of surface lots and industrial buildings, save for a few surviving pre-war artifacts. To the south sits one of Philadelphia’s most desirable neighborhoods, Old City, where history permeates every block. To the north, the core portion of Northern Liberties also features rich history while showing a trendy and modern flare that makes it one of Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhoods. A massive amount of development has taken place in recent years in these two districts, making it even more surprising that the abysmal area between the two has remained as it has for such a long period of time. Thanks to a collection of recent announcements for planned developments, however, this looks to be changing in a big way in the near future. With the recent flurry of announcements, Philly YIMBY makes a brief overview of the proposals.
Over the course of the past year, Philadelphia YIMBY has provided continuous updates on East Market Phase 3 at 1101-53 Chestnut Street, the latest addition to the East Market development that has transformed the Market East neighborhood in Center City over the past few years. But even as construction work kicked into high gear, plans for the development continued to evolve. Earlier this year, we published an extensive review of the development’s original iteration. Developed by National Real Estate Development, it consisted of the 364-foot-tall Jefferson Health Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street, and a smaller, 288-foot-tall residential tower planned to the west. Today we look at the plan’s latest version, which updates the design for the medical tower and puts the residential component on hold, replacing it with a public plaza for the time being.