Demolition Imminent at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City

At number nine on Philly YIMBY’s Annual December Countdown is the first 400-foot-plus tower so far on the list, proposed at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Bower Lewis Thrower Architects and developed by Midwood Investments and Development, the building will rise 445 feet and 32 floors and include 448 residential units. The tower will replace a group of low-rise buildings and add color to the area with its bright design. Our recent site visit reveals that no demolition work has yet taken place.

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2226 North Front Street via Google Maps

Demolition Permits Filed for 2226-34 North Front Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a single-story commercial building at 2226-34 North Front Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia, on the border with Kensington. The property is situated on the west side of the block that is located between and West Susquehanna Avenue West Dauphin Street. Front Street Row LLC is the listed owner.

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One Dock Street Awaits Construction in Society Hill, Old City

The 10th-tallest building on Philly YIMBY’s Annual December Countdown is the 380-foot-tall, 31-story One Dock Street in Society Hill, Center City. Designed by Bower Lewis Thower Architects, the proposal shares the address with the adjacent Philadelphia Marriott Old City and will feature 272 rental units. The building will stand just to the east of the I.M. Pei’s 309-foot-tall Society Hill Towers, which in 1964 sprung into the skyline of Old City, one of the city’s oldest districts. Our recent site visit revealed no progress at the site as of yet.

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Aerial view of 1813 Howard Street via Google.

Permits Filed for a 27-Unit Mixed-Use Structure at 1813 North Howard Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of a six-story, 27-unit mixed-use structure at 1813 Howard Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. An industrial space will be located in the basement of the building, with parking and building amenity space taking up the ground floor. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the building rise from a 3,835-square-foot footprint and feature 28,358 square feet of floor space. Tester Construction is the specified contractor. Construction cost is listed at $5,365,030.

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