Many developments near Rittenhouse Square are about to transform the local skyline. At number four on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is 113-121 South 19th Street, a slender tower proposed at a site that spans five properties, all of which will maintain their façades within the new tower’s base. This Center City tower will rise 567 feet and 49 stories high and is designed by DAS Architecture and Planning and developed by Pearl Properties, which has a handful of developments in progress across the city. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit captures the buildings that currently stand at the site.
Construction is now complete on The Fairview, a five-story mixed-use development at 2616 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The building brings a 2,010-square-foot ground floor retail space and 14 residential units into the neighborhood, as well as a 1,250-square-foot basement. The building is designed by CANNOdesign and developed by Argo Property Group, which has recently proposed another mixed-use building at the opposite end of the block at 2600 Girard Avenue, which Philly YIMBY reported on yesterday. Tester Construction is the project contractor.
Permits have been filed for the erection of a four-story, multi-family structure at 2621-23 Jefferson Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The property is situated on the north side of the block that is located between North Bailey Street and North 26th Street, across from Athletic Square Park. The building will have a footprint that spans 2,822 square feet. Rollup LLC is the listed owner.
A conceptual design recently leaked online for the fifth-tallest building on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown, an approximately 550-foot-tall building at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. The details of the project are entirely lacking, aside from the screenshots that depict a 42-story skyscraper along with the logo of Goodman Properties, the current owner, and possible developer. The tower will likely be residential, and appears to rise from the preserved exterior of the former Aldine Theatre, now occupied by a pharmacy. As expected, Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no signs of construction.
Exterior work is wrapping up at Liberty Flats, a multi-family development located at 526 Brown Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. The development rises six stories and includes 36 luxury condos, with a mix between one- and two-bedrooms. The ground floor will feature 3,000 square feet of retail space. Residents will have access to a total of 14 parking spaces as well as a storage unit for each condo, located in the cellar of the building. A rooftop deck will offer nearly 2,000 square feet of patio space and boasting great views of the skyline. Trinity Realty Companies is the developer.