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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1515 West Stiles Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. April 2022

Construction Underway at 1515 West Stiles Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit has revealed that construction is underway at a four-story, two-family building at 1515 West Stiles Street in Cecil B. Moore, Lower North Philadelphia. The development rises on the north side of the block between North 15th and North 16th streets, a few blocks south of Temple University. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the building will span 3,106 square feet and will feature a basement and a roof deck. Permits list the site as a Philadelphia city property and specify Metro Impact, LLC as the contractor.

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12+Sansom at 123-27 South 12th Street. Rendering credit: Studios Architecture

12 + Sansom Rises Above Ground At 123 South 12th Street In Market East, Center City

In the Market East section of Center City, a group of new developments will form a noticeable skyline cluster. At 123 South 12th Street, construction is now well underway at a project dubbed 12 + Sansom. Designed by both Bower Lewis Thower Architects and Studios Architecture, while the building was developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners, the tower will rise 265 feet and 20 stories, which will add a good amount of density to the area. The tower, which will feature a whopping 412 rental units along with amenity space, rises close to the Jefferson Health campus.

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Rendering of 1100 Wharton Street. Credit: JKRP Architects

Development Anticipated at 1100 Wharton Street in Passyunk Square, South Philadelphia

Last July, Philly YIMBY shared the plans for a mixed-use development at 1100 Wharton Street in Passyunk SquareSouth Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the complex is anchored with a new six-story, 162,335-square-foot building with a 20,000-squarte-foot supermarket at the ground floor, 155 residential units, and a 4,000-square-foot roof deck. The development will also include a thorough rehabilitation of the block, which is also home to Wharton Lofts, a 71,360-square-foot mixed-use building with 45 residential units, a 51,010-square-foot office building, and 18,616-square-foot police station, and a fire station. The fire station, located at the northeast corner of South 12th Street and Reed Street, across from Columbus Square Park, will be demolished and relocated into a new building on the east side of the block at the intersection of South 11th and Reed streets; the six-story mixed-use building will rise in place of the fire station. In total, the block will hold 239 parking spaces, with 62 in the basement level of the mixed-use building, 94 surface spaces in the center of the block, and 83 off-site spaces. Recently YIMBY has visited the development site and extensively documented its existing conditions to share with our readers.

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