36-Unit Residential Building Proposed at 1321-25 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington

The densification of Fishtown continues with a seven-story, 36-unit residential building proposed at 1321-1325 North Front Street. Permits indicate that the development will include ground-level commercial space. In order to satisfy parking requirements, three off-site parking spaces will be situated at the parking lot across the street. East Columbia and Memphis A. is the listed owner.

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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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