Rendering fo 2000-20 East Hagert Street. Credit: T + Associates.

Construction Anticipated at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has not yet started at the seven-story, 108-unit multi-family development proposed at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington. Designed by T + Associates, the structure will span 93,832 square feet. The new building will include 13 artist studios and parking for 19 cars, to be situated underground, as well as 37 bicycles. The project will also include a green roof and a roof deck.

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Rendering of 1201 Normandy Place. Credit: Google.

Site Prep Underway at 1201 Normandy Place in the Navy Yard, South Philadelphia

Construction prep is making progress at 1201 Normandy Place in The Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU and developed by Ensemble Investents and Mosaic Development, the structure will rise four stories tall, with a mechanical penthouse at the top, and will hold 127,259 square feet of lab space, with 2,990 square feet of retail will be located at the ground floor.  An off-site garage will hold 58 parking spaces.

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Philadelphia 1985 Liberty Place massing south elevation. Models and image by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Presents Revised Massings Of The 1985 Liberty Place Iteration

On May 13, 1985, celebrations were held for the groundbreaking for the first phase of the Liberty Place complex in Center City, with another office tower, mall, and hotel under construction by February 1988. The towers, located at 1650 Market Street and 50 East 16th Street, were designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn. Originally One Liberty Place was meant to stand 915 feet, while the shorter Two Liberty Place was proposed to rise 708 feet and 48 stories tall. The project was developed by Willard G. Rouse III of Rouse and Associates, which had eventually transformed into Liberty Property Trust. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY shares revised versions of our custom-made skyline massings of the 1985 Liberty Place design.

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1513 West Stiles Street prior to demolition. Looking northeast. Credit: Google Maps

Demolition Complete at 1513 West Stiles Street in Cecil B. Moore, Lower North Philadelphia

In November 2020, Philly YIMBY reported that demolition permits have been filed for a three-story prewar rowhouse at 1513 West Stiles Street in Cecil B. Moore, Lower North Philadelphia. The single-family dwelling was situated on the north side of the block between North 15th Street and North 16th Street, just to the southwest of Temple University. A year and a half later, our recent site visit has revealed that the structure has since been torn down.

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Rendering of 901 Leland Street. Credit: Hightop Real Estate.

Construction Tops Out at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, Lower North Philadelphia

A construction boom continues unabated in the Francisville neighborhood in Lower North Philadelphia. A recent site visit has noted considerable progress at one of the most significant new developments in the area, a six-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 901 Leland Street. Developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the 46,792-square-foot building will include commercial space at the ground floor. Permits list Jerry Roller as the design professional, Ferraro Construction as the contractor, and a construction cost of $5 million.

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