140 North 2nd Street building diagrams from former zoning permit.

Permits Issued for Renovation at 140 North 2nd Street in Old City

Permits have been issued for the renovation of a four-story prewar rowhouse at 140 North 2nd Street in the Old City section of Center City. The building will see a change of occupancy to make room for five transient dwelling units described as “visitor accommodation units.” In total, the building holds 4,523 square feet of space. Renovation work is expected to cost $200,000, according to the permit.

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Broad and Noble via Barton Partners

Tower Crane Erected at Broad and Noble in Callowhill, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed significant construction progress at Broad and Noble, a 344-unit development underway at 435-43 North Broad Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Barton Partners and developed by Toll Brothers, with Clemens Construction Company as the contractor, the building will rise 231 feet and 19 stories and will feature a brick exterior that sets back from Broad Street. The project will also include retail and underground parking.

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Rendering of Northbank. Credit: ISA Architects.

Renderings Revealed for Northbank Expansion in Fishtown

Renderings and new plan details have been revealed for the expansion of Northbank in Fishtown. Designed by ISA, the plan will feature 120 new townhomes, 50 new duplexes holding 100 residential units, and a four-story mixed-use building will containing 80 units as well as the new neighborhood’s first retail component spanning 5,000 square feet. In total, there will 300 new residential units and 417 parking spaces included to serve these homes, with 329 in garages and 88 open-air spaces.

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Rendering of 545 North Broad Street. Credit: CANNO Design.

Topping-Out Nears at 545 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia

Construction at the nine-story-tall, 108-unit mixed-use building at 545 North Broad Street in PoplarLower North Philadelphia has progressed to a point where the structure appears to be very close to topping out. Designed by CANNOdesign, the new building will yield a total of 152,635 square feet of space, including 11,130 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, with residential units above. The project will include parking for 31 cars and 50 parking bicycles. Construction costs are listed at $20 million.

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