The 26th entry on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown is the 315-foot-tall, 24-story tower proposed at 702 Sansom Street on Jewelers’ Row in Washington Square, Center City. Developed by Toll Brothers and designed by SLCE Architects, the building is located at the southwest corner of Sansom Street and South 7th Street half a block to the north of Washington Square and a block west of Independence Hall. Our recent visit to the site revealed that no progress has been made at the site after the demolition and excavation.
A five-story, 160-unit residential complex is proposed at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Designed by ISA and developed by a ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward, the 127,200-square-foot development will span roughly three-quarters of the city block. The complex will include 9,300 square feet of ground-level retail, parking for 46 vehicles and 56 bicycles, two shared roof decks, and 34 private terraces.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a gas station at 9422 Bustleton Avenue in Bustleton (alternately Krewstown), Northeast Philadelphia. The property is located at the western corner of Bustleton Avenue and Grant Avenue. Permits list an earth disturbance area of 2000 square feet. Bus Properties LLC is the listed owner.
At number 27 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Rundown is the vertical addition proposed at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse-Square, Center City, which will add a slender 19-story structure atop an existing Freeman Auction House, bringing the total to 312 feet and 25 stories in height. Designed by Eric Leighton of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects and developed by Astoban Realty Group, the proposal will preserve the original prewar building’s fcade and use the lower floor space for a commercial tenant, resident/tenant storage, parking, retail and amenity space. The new tower will feature residential space, with the floors 20-24 split into two penthouses beneath the mechanical level at the 25th floor. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no progress at the moment, though a construction permit was issued on November 24th.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a multi-family structure at 5617 Sansom Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The sits sits on the north side of the block located between South 56th Street and South 57th Street. The building footprint will span 1,137 square feet. Stephen Sanders is the listed owner.