300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Credit: Handel Architects

A Detailed Look at the 27-Story Tower Planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties

After years of dormancy and inaction, numerous developments along the Delaware River waterfront are finally having their permits issued, which puts them on direct track toward construction. One of the most exciting among these is the project planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the project will feature a 27-story, 360-unit tower rising next to a brand new public space. A construction permit was issued for the project in November of last year, and another, more comprehensive one, was issued in August of this year. Earlier this month, a YIMBY site visit observed a large amount of recently-placed material and equipment at the site, although it is not certain whether it is intended for the building’s construction. Today we take a closer look at the building’s design its future contribution both to the neighborhood and to the skyline at large.

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Rendering of 949 North Marshall Street. Credit: Gnome Architects.

Shuttered Building Awaits Demolition at Site of 34-Unit Townhouse Complex at 949 North Marshall Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Although demolition and partial construction permits have been issued, Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit found no signs of ongoing activity at the site of the 34-unit townhouse complex planned at 949 North Marshall Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, the development will consist of homes each rising four stories tall. Each property will feature roof decks and rear balconies, and two-car garage, creating a total of 68 parking spaces within the development.

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Philadelphia skyline from the I-95. Photo by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Observes Construction Progress on the Philadelphia Skyline from the I-95

The Philadelphia skyline has been seeing dramatic growth over the past two years, with multiple new high-rises with eye-catching designs recently completed and more still under construction. With the buildings getting taller and the skyline becoming denser, the city is looking bolder and becoming ever more noticeable from multiple perspectives. In this feature, Philly YIMBY takes a look at the skyline from the Interstate 95, where the highway offers an incredible vantage point at the high-rises that are currently underway.

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Rendering of 1300 North Howard Street. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Renderings Revealed for 1300 North Howard Street in Olde Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a 112-unit mixed-use development proposed at 1300 North Howard Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will stand five stories tall and feature commercial space will be located in the ground floor, with residential units above, as well as 47 parking spaces for building residents (with two being ADA accessible and three more for electric vehicles), space for 40 bicycles, and 20 bike stalls along the sidewalk.

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Rendering of 223-25 Market Street. Credit: Atrium Design Group.

Permits Issued for Three-Story Vertical Extension at 223-25 Market Street in Old City

Permits have been issued for a multi-family addition above an existing building at 223-25 Market Street in Old City. Currently, the building stands three stories tall. Designed by the Atrium Design Group, the addition will upgrade the height up to six stories ant the interior area to 23,685 square feet. A commercial space will be added to the ground floor, while the upper floors will hold 22 residential units. A roof deck will be made accessible via a pilot house. Construction costs are estimated at $3.5 million.

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