1601-1603 North 27th Street. Credit: Google

Demolition Permits Filed for 1601 and 1603 North 27th Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a pair of condemned two-story rowhouses at 1601 North 27th Street and 1603 North 27th Street in the Brewerytown neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Documents specify hand and machine demolition to be employed and call for pedestrian protection to be present during the demolition process. FRE Holdings is the listed owner.

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253-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Proposed for 222 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City

Society Hill, one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in the city, has long resisted major development, particularly after it was designated as a historic district. Sporadic development that occurs throughout the neighborhood tends to be small-scale and low-rise. However, a planned 252-and-a-half-foot-tall, 18-story tower at 222 Walnut-Street will make the most dramatic impact upon the neighborhood skyline since I. M. Pei’s 31-story Society Hill Towers rose in 1964. Cecil Baker + Partners Architects is the designer for the new project.

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3609 Spring Garden Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google

Demolition Permits Filed for 3609 Spring Garden Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia

A zoning permit has been filed for the demolition of a three-story, prewar rowhouse at 3609 Spring Garden Street at the border of the Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods in West Philadelphia. The permit follows an earlier filing for demolition and construction of an attached structure with a porch and a roof deck, issued in January. 3609 Spring Garden Housin [sic] is the listed owner.

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