Rendering of 4621-67 Frankford Avenue. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Permits Issued for 453-Unit Residential Building at 2621-67 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story mixed-use development at 2621-67 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the new building will feature 453 apartments as well as commercial space on the ground floor, a parking garage, and a roof deck with a green roof. In total, the building will hold 412,703 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $72 million.

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223-25 Market Street. Credit: Atrium Design Group

Looking at the Revised Design for Three-Story Vertical Extension Proposed at 223-25 Market Street in Old City

Last month, Philly YIMBY shared that permits were issued for a three-story vertical extension for an existing three-story building located at 223-25 Market Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by the Atrium Design Group, the new addition will roughly double the building’s current floor area to 23,685 square feet and increase the total residential unit count to 22, while maintaining the ground-floor commercial space facing Market Street. Permits list TBC LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.5 million. Our original report discussed the proposal’s prior design, which was clad in dark panels that were quite out of context with the surrounding historic district. Today we look at the plan’s latest iteration, which updates the Market Street-facing exterior with red brick while swapping the side and rear paneling for light gray.

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222-30 Walnut Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

Philadelphia YIMBY’s Annual Development Countdown Starts With 242-Foot-Tall, 18-Story Condo Tower Planned at 222-30 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City

As the calendar turns to December, Philadelphia YIMBY launches its annual December Development Countdown, which tracks the 31 tallest buildings under construction or proposed throughout the city. The inaugural 31st place goes to 222-30 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City, an adaptive reuse development that will integrate a proposed 242-foot-tall, 18-story condominium high-rise with a group of low-rise buildings constructed between 1856 and 1950. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners Architects, the building will offer a combined total of 101,115 square feet of interior space, most of which will be dedicated to 18 residential condominiums. At the moment, the project appears at a standstill, which in great part, results from its historically sensitive location in a historic district in one of the oldest sections of the city.

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Rendering of 12 + Sansom. Credit: Studios Architecture.

Excavation Underway at 12+Sansom at 123-27 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit discovered that excavation work is making steady progress at 12+Sansom, a 240-foot-tall, 20-story residential high-rise under construction at 123-27 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City. Designed by Studios Architecture, with BLT Architects as the architect of record, and developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners, the building will offer 399 residential units and 10,844 square feet of retail. The structure will span an entire city block, rising from a 33,462-square-foot footprint and holding 370,860 square feet of interior space. Clemens Construction Company is the project contractor. Construction costs are listed at $132.25 million.

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741 Spring Garden Street. Credit: JKRP Architects

Financing Secured for Seven-Story, 146-Unit Building Proposed at 741 Spring Garden Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia

Development is making headway at the seven-story, 146-unit building planned at 741 Spring Garden Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia, as Kawa Capital Management, a Florida-based financial planning and advisory firm, has recently secured a $25 million construction loan. Developed by Arts + Crafts Holdings and designed by JKRP Architects, the project will span around 100,000 square feet and will offer 3,361 square feet of ground-level retail and parking for 27 cars and 72 bicycles.

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