Rendering of 204 South 12th Street. Credit: BLT Architects.

Permits Issued for Scaled-Back Tower at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City

Permits have been issued for a scaled-back high-rise proposed at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square WestCenter City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, with Bower Lewis Thrower Architects (aka BLT Architects or BLTa) as the architect of record, and developed by Midwood Investments and Development, the new tower will rise 32 stories tall and feature 378 residential units, as well as 96 parking spaces and 130 bicycle slots. In total, the building will hold 401,870 square feet of space. A commercial component will be located at the ground floor. Construction costs are estimated at $111,729,721.

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300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard looking south. Image by Handel Architects

Activity Spotted at Site of 27-Story Rental Tower Planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties

Philly YIMBY’s recent visit to 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, the site of a planned 27-story, 360-unit rental high-rise, revealed new, if inconclusive, activity at the surface lot, although no direct signs of ongoing excavation have yet been spotted. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the development will consist of a 316-foot-tall tower with 10,094 square feet of ground-level retail, sited next to a new public park, which is also part of the development. The project is located on the Delaware River waterfront a block to the north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, on the border between Northern Liberties to the north and Old City to the south.

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711-19 North 7th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller

Demolition Appears Imminent at Site of Three Mixed-Use Buildings Planned at 711-17 North 7th Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

In August, YIMBY reported on permits that were issued for the construction of three mixed-use buildings at 711-19 North 7th Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, which will hold a combined total of 21 apartments. Each structure is planned to stand four stories tall and feature a mix of residential and commercial space, full sprinkling, and a green roof. Building #1 will span a 1,662-square-foot ground footprint, hold 7,220 square feet of interior space, include five residential units, and cost $866,400 to build. Buildings #2 and #3 will each rise from a 2,407-square-foot ground footprint, hold 10,504 square feet of space, feature eight residential units, and cost $1.26 million to construct. Our recent visit to the site, which took place three months after the initial filing, reveals signs that demolition may begin soon. For each of the filings, permits list T & C Fairmount LLC as the owner, Brett Harman of Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture as the design professional, and Qi Wei Chen as the contractor.

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Rendering of 801 North 19th Street. Credit: NORR.

Vacant Lot Awaits Construction of 149-Unit Development at 801 North 19th Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no signs of construction at the large, block-sized lot slated for a 149-unit residential development at 801 North 19th Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. Designed by NORR, the complex will consist of a five-story, 115-unit apartment building as well as 34 three-story townhouses clustered around an interior courtyard and parking lot. The 104,596-square-foot multi-family building will offer units spanning between 498 to 1,004 square feet, an amenity area situated at the fifth floor, and 52 parking spaces in a basement garage.

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Rendering of 1723 Francis Street. Credit: Gnome Architects.

Construction Underway at The Vine, a 24-Unit Condo Development at 1723 Francis Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Construction has made significant headway at The Vine, a 24-unit condominium project underway at 1723 Francis Street in Francisville (alternately Fairmount), North Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, developed by the Stamm Development Group, and constructed by PB+DC (Point Builders and Design Concepts), the project consists of a renovation of the front portion of an existing three-story prewar structure, demolition of its expansive rear section, and ground-up construction of a four-story annex. The complex will hold 20,971 square feet of floor space and feature 18 parking spaces in a ground-level garage. A shared roof deck will offer green plantings, gathering and lounge space, and splendid views of the skylines of Center City, University City, and Temple University. Construction costs are listed at $1.26 million.

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