Rendering of 200 Spring Garden Street. Credit: Handel Architects.

Gym Still Open at 200 Spring Garden Street, Site of 355-Unit Tower Planned in Northern Liberties

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit observed a complete absence of construction activity at 200 Spring Garden Street (also known as 200-24 Spring Garden Street), the site of a 13-story, 355-unit mixed-use tower planned in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, where a fitness center continues to operate. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by National Real Estate Development and the KRE Group, the new building will rise 177 feet to the top of the bulkhead (or 149 feet to the main roof) and offer nearly 298,668 square feet of residential space, 18,187 square feet of retail, an expansive roof deck, parking 106 cars and 116 bicycles, and a landscaped public promenade along the property’s west side.

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Rendering of 813 North Broad Street. Credit: Landmark Architectural Design.

Permits Issued for 63-Unit Development at 813 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a 63-unit multi-family building at 813 North Broad Street in PoplarNorth Philadelphia. Designed by Landmark Architectural Design, the structure will rise four stories tall and contain 48,879 square feet of interior space. Two access structures will provide access to a roof deck at the top of the building. The development will include 13 parking spaces, with two being ADA compliant and two reserved for car sharing, as well as space for 30 bicycles. Construction cost is estimated at $6 million.

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Rendering of 1952-58 North Front Street. Credit: Canno Design,

Permits Issued for Mixed-Use Renovation and Vertical Extension at 1952-58 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for a 46-unit multi-family renovation of an existing building located at 1952-58 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by CANNOdesign, the development’s vertical addition will bring its height to five floors. Commercial space will be included on the ground floor and a green roof will be situated at the top. In total, the building will hold 58,134 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $8.9 million.

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Cladding Reaches Parapet at Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions in University City, West Philadelphia

Cladding installation is wrapping up at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions at 3601 Filbert Street in University City, West Philadelphia, as glass panels have reached the top of the steel structure. Developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC and designed by Ballinger, the building is one of the first structures under construction within the uCity Square complex. Alternately known as the Wexford Drexel Academic Tower, the high-rise stands 185 feet and 12 stories tall.

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The Block at SoNo at 456 North 5th Street. Credit: ISA Architects

Construction Nears Finish at The Block at SoNo at 456 North 5th Street in Northern Liberties

Construction is rapidly approaching completion at The Block At SoNo, a 49-unit mixed-use rental development at 456 North 5th Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by ISA Architects and developed by Alliance HP and Callahan Ward, the project is situated half a block south of Spring Garden Street in Southern Northern Liberties (aka SoNo, hence the building name). The four-story building will feature three commercial spaces on the ground floor, 40 apartments, nine live-work units, a shared lounge, and both shared and private roof decks. A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY revealed that the structure is very close to completion, with exterior work almost entirely finished and finishing touches in progress around the development.

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