1731 Washington Avenue. Building section. Credit: Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture via the City of Philadelphia

Still No Construction Progress at 1731 Washington Avenue in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY shows that, a year and a half after permit issue, construction has still not begun at a four-story, 18-unit development proposed at 1731 Washington Avenue in Graduate HospitalSouth Philadelphia. Our photographs show no new progress at the site bound by Washington Avenue to the south, South Bouvier Street to the east, and South 18th Street to the west. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the building will span 36,336 square feet and will feature ground-level commercial space, elevator service, balconies, a roof deck, and 24 parking spaces (20 of which are listed as mechanical, i.e. automated), as well as storage for 21 bicycles. Permits list Mik Mar Associates as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.6 million.

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Broad and Lombard at 500 South Broad Street. Credit: SITIO Architecture + Urbanism via the Civic Design Review

YIMBY Shares Extensive Renderings for Broad and Lombard in Center City

Last month, Philadelphia YIMBY shared renderings of Broad and Lombard, a 553-foot-tall, 43-story development proposed at 500 South Broad Street (alternately 500-10 South Broad Street in Center City. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism and developed by Broad Lombard Associates LP, the project will consist of three buildings, with the new tower spanning 517,907 square feet and featuring 468 residential units, the renovated three-story Health Center Building with 80,440 square feet of commercial space and underground parking for 30 vehicles, and a renovated historic townhouse. Today YIMBY shares an extensive collection of new renderings for the project.

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620 Moore Street. Rendering credit: CANNOdesign

Construction Advances at 620 Moore Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit provides a fresh update on the block-long, 58-unit complex at 620 Moore Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign, the primarily residential development will consist of three adjoining buildings, each rising four stories and spanning a site flanked by Moore Street to the north, South 6th Street to the east, and South 7th Street to the west. A 52-unit apartment building, articulated as separate independent structures, will span the majority of the site. At the street corners, two mixed-use buildings will each hold a commercial space at the ground floor and three residences on the floors above.

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1108-12 Sigel Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Construction Nears Completion at 1108-12 Sigel Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered considerable construction progress at a four-story, six-unit residential building at 1108-12 Sigel Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia, since we last stopped by in January. The structure replaces a single-story, warehouse-style commercial building on the south end of the block located between South 11th and South Sartain streets. The development will include parking for four cars and 11 bicycles, as well as a roof deck. Permits list Diantonio & Bongiovanni B. as the owners, Timothy Kerner as the design professional, and Diantonio & Bongiovanni LLC as the contractor, indicating that the structure will be constructed by the owner. Construction costs are specified at $600,000.

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1429-31 Federal Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Superstructure Rises at 1429-31 Federal Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction is making progress at a four-story, 42-unit mixed-use residential and commercial development at 1429-31 Federal Street in Point BreezeSouth Philadelphia. The development rises on the north side of the block between South Broad Street and South 15th Street. Designed by Vincent Mancini, the development will span 34,668 square feet and feature retail space at the ground floor, a green roof, and parking for 14 bicycles. Permits list Top Gun Enterprises as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.8 million.

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