1700 North Front Street. Credit: NORR

Renderings Revealed for 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a 204-unit mixed-use development at 1700 North Front Street in FishtownKensington. Designed by NORR, the building will rise five stories tall and will feature 172,844 square feet of interior space, with 123,218 residential square feet, an additional 5,264 square feet of space reserved for amenities, and a ground-floor commercial space spanning 16,429 square feet. The residences will include 28 studios, 141 one-bedroom, and 35 two-bedroom units. The development will also include 70 bicycle spaces.

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The view from The Laurel Rittenhouse looking west toward Center City West and University City. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Center City West Lands at the 21st Place on Philly YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown

Yesterday, Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, looked at Market East, which scored 35 category mentions. Today we visit a Market Street-anchored neighborhood on the opposite side of Center City, where Center City West noted 36 category mentions and as such arrived at number 21 in the countdown rankings. The forlorn neighborhood, a domain of block-spanning parking lots, garages, and otherwise underutilized properties, is the remaining development frontier of Center City, and is finally witnessing a major development surge, albeit one on a smaller scale than it deserves. Today we look at a few of the projects transforming its rather inhospitable streetscape into Philadelphia’s newest neighborhood.

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Current view of 1701 South 24th Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 1701 South 24th Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi-family building at 1701 South 24th Street in Point BreezeSouth Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise three stories tall, with an access structure connecting to a roof deck at the pinnacle. In total, the building will hold 3,200 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $350,000. Maher Abdelaal is listed as the project’s design professional, with Clifford Lasky specified as the contractor.

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Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion rendering. Image via Jefferson Health

Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion Rises Above Ground at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

Construction of the first few floors of the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion is underway at 1101 Chestnut Street in Center City. The building is a part of a project dubbed East Market Phase 3, which spans several blocks within the Market East neighborhood. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by National Real Estate Development, the tower will stand 372 feet and 23 stories tall and will feature a curvy exterior. The medical office building is part of the massive expansion plans that Jefferson Health is currently implementing in the area.

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Rendering of Northbank. Credit: Northbank.

Construction Progresses at Northbank on the Delaware River Waterfront in Fishtown, Kensington

Construction has made significant progress at Northbank, a large development underway at 2001 Beach Street on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown, Kensington. The project replaces a massive vacant swathe of land with a mixed-use complex that will act as a mini-neighborhood of its own. In total, the project will contain just under 900 residential units. The development will be anchored by two large mixed-use buildings and will also include 254 townhouses and 104 stacked homes.

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