Rendering of 1611-41 Ruan Street.

Permits Issued For 1611-41 Ruan Street In Frankford, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 42-unit multi-family building at 1611-41 Ruan Street in Frankford, Kensington. The building will rise five stories tall, and will have 13 parking spaces included within the project. In total, the project will hold 41,179 square feet of space within the building. The development will provide senior housing. Permits list The City of Philadelphia Department of Public Property as the owner, David Polatnick of PZA Architects as the designer, and DOMUS Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $8,698,344.

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21M at 2100 Market Street; rendering as seen from the corner of Market Street and North 22nd Street. Credit: Brandywine Realty Trust

The 17th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to 21M, 350-Foot-Tall Tower Planned at 2100 Market Street in Center City West

The 17th Place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 21M, a 350-foot-tall mixed-use tower proposed at 2100 Market Street in Center City West. Developed by the Brandywine Realty Trust, the project has been in the works for several years and has seen various iterations, with the latest one designed by Edry McHenry Architects. Since we last reviewed the project for our last year’s countdown, no permits have been filed nor has any progress has been made at the site, where a parking lot continues to operate.

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Arthaus. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Construction Elevator Removed From Arthaus In Washington Square West, Center City

The construction elevator that was attached to the west facade has been completely removed off Arthaus, a skyscraper under construction at 311 South Broad Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Philadelphia-based Dranoff Properties, the tower stands 542 feet and 47 stories above ground. Once completed, the building will offer 108 condominium units along with underground parking and retail on the ground floor.

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Rendering of 1200 Normandy Place. Credit: Digsau.

Permits Issued for 611-Unit 1200 Normandy Place in the Navy Yard, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for for a 611-unit development at 1200 Normandy Place in the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Designed by DIGSAU and will be developed by Ensemble Investments and Mosaic Development Partners, the complex will consist of two mixed-use buildings with commercial space on the ground floor. Both buildings have received permits. Between the two buildings, there will be parking for 160 cars and 230 bikes. Building A will be situated in the northern portion of the site and will rise seven stories tall and feature 265 residential units, as well as amenity space and parking. The structure will span 407,272 square feet and cost $140 million to build. Building B will rise six stories tall and will hold 346 residential units, and will also include amenity space and parking. In total, the structure will hold 229,423 square feet of space, and will cost $120 million to build.

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1620 Sansom Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Excavation Underway at Site of 28-Story Tower at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that excavation is making steady progress at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, with the Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the contractor, the 340-foot-tall, 28-story tower lands at number 18 on our December 2021 Development Countdown. The building will offer 306 residential units, while the ground-floor commercial space will further enliven the already vibrant local streetscape.

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