In an encore to our Piazza Terminal tour last month, Philly YIMBY recently visited another property developed by Post Brothers, a nearly complete, 10-story, 285-unit residential complex dubbed The Poplar, located at 900 North 9th Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. The factory loft has been standing since 1918, and a renovation has been in progress since the developer acquired the property in 2017. The renovation by Cosica Moos Architecture will yield luxury apartments and interiors, while the exterior now features a new shade of blue. The building also has expansive amenity spaces, including a roof deck that features swimming pools and an incredible view of the skyline. Today we invite our readers to join us on a tour of the latest luxury apartment addition to North Philly.
New floor plans have been revealed for Vine Street Apartments, a 120-unit residential complex proposed at 1201-1209 Vine Street in Callowhill in Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Cadre Design, the development will involve of the renovation and a two-story vertical extension of the six-story prewar Jarvis Building at 1209 Vine Street, as well as the addition of a ground-up, eight-story extension at the northwest corner of Vine Street and North 12th Street. The development team consists of Meritis Group as the owner, Equinox Management as the contractor, Cornerstone Consulting as the engineer, Macintosh Engineering as the structural engineer, and GNP Design Group as the MEP engineer.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 33-unit mixed-use structure at 3503 Midvale Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia. The building will rise five stories tall, with a commercial space to be situated on the ground floor. Designed by M Architects, the project will also include a green roof and 15 parking spaces. The development will hold 26,477 square feet of space and cost an estimated $5 million to build, according to permits.
Philadelphia YIMBY often shares exciting and uplifting news regarding the city and its development. However, on May 8th, in Chicago, world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn was tragically killed in a road incident not far from his eponymous firm. According to the press, Jahn was biking near his home, 40 miles away from Chicago, when he was struck by two vehicles and was pronounced dead the next day at 81 years old. The architect was born on January 4, 1940 in Zindorf, Germany, and has designed an incredible amount of buildings between 1974 and 2017. In his lifetime, Jahn has produced unique and awe-inspiring designs throughout the world, which stood out as ahead of their time, and has left a dramatic imprint on the Philadelphia skyline.
Philadelphia YIMBY has recently made a site visit to the Live! Casino and Hotel at 900 Packer Avenue, where it has recently finished construction in the Sports Complex District in South Philadelphia. The 1.5 million-square-foot development opened on February 11th, with both the casino and hotel opening to the public. The hotel stands 14 stories tall and features 215 units. The complex was designed by Bower Lewis Thrower Architects, which has also designed Symphony House and was on the design team for the FMC Tower. The developers, the Cordish Company and Greenwood Racing and Entertainment, has also erected two other Live! Casino and Hotel’s in Pittsburgh and Maryland.