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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A Project HOPE development at 115 East Huntingdon Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

A Detailed Look at Upcoming Project HOME Residence at 115 East Huntingdon Street in West Kensington

Recently Philadelphia YIMBY visited the site of a new 56-unit Project HOME assisted residential facility under renovation at 115 East Huntingdon Street at the Temple University Campus Episcopal Campus in West Kensington. The development is part of Temple University Hospital’s ongoing effort to create over 1,000 affordable supported-living residences for persons that have experienced homelessness, mental illnesses, substance abuse, and other issues. The project team consists of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects as the designer, Temple University Hospital’s Project HOME as the owner/developer, and T. N. Ward Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $14.9 million. In the previous article we focused on the project’s social mission and its financial backers, which include musician Jon Bon Jovi. Today we look at the architectural and technical aspects of the massive, five-story renovation project.

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Rendering of 801 North 19th Street. Credit: NORR.

Construction Equipment Arrives at 801 North 19th Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that some construction equipment has arrived at the site of the 149-unit residential development at 801 North 19th Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia, although construction has not yet begin. Designed by NORR, the complex will consist of a five-story, 115-unit apartment building as well as 34 three-story townhouses clustered around an interior courtyard and parking lot. The 104,596-square-foot multi-family building will offer units spanning between 498 to 1,004 square feet, an amenity area situated at the fifth floor, and 52 parking spaces in a basement garage.

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