AC Hotel Awaits Construction at 230 North 13th Street in Center City

The Convention Center area to the north and east of City Hall has long been a notable hotspot for hotels, with Marriott being one of the key hospitality operators. The hospitality chain is planning another addition to the area. The AC Hotel, part of the AC Mattiott Hotel brand, would stand at 230 North 13th Street, across from the Vine Street Expressway, rising 181 feet and 15 stories. Baywood Hotels is the project developer and Bergmann Asssociates is the designer. The base of the high-rise would incorporate the historic Big Brothers Big Sisters of America building currently at the site.

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Permits Filed for 801-11 Aramingo Avenue in Fishtown

Permits have been filed for the construction of three four-story residential buildings with a total of 11 units at 801-11 Aramingo Avenue in Fishtown. The development will replace a fenced-in parking lot formerly used by an auto repair shop. The site is situated at the corner of Aramingo Avenue and Fletcher Street, just off of Girard Avenue. Wood Capital Investments is the listed owner.

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The Durst Organization Selected for Penn’s Landing Redevelopment in Center City

On Wednesday, after a lengthy review process, the New York City-based Durst Organization has been selected to head the Penn’s Landing redevelopment on the Delaware River waterfront in Center City. Durst’s master plan consists of an expanded Penn’s Landing park as well as new waterfront park space and several high-rise buildings, the tallest of which appears to reach around 700 feet. The plan is expected to bring 3.6 million square feet of floor space, much of which would be designated for 1,834 residential units. The development will leave a dramatic impact both on the riverfront and on the city skyline.

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Permits Filed for 2051-77 Ridge Avenue in Sharswood, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story apartment building at 2051-77 Ridge Avenue (alternately listed as 2051-2077 Ridge Avenue) in the Sharswood neighborhood in North Philadelphia. The filing calls for a total of 33,830 square feet of floor space, with ground floor commercial space and 27 residential units above. Permits list Philadelphia Housing Authority as the owner and Ernest Bock & Sons INC as the contractor for the project.

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