Vine. Credit: Cadre Design.

Floor Plans Revealed for Vine Street Apartments at 1201-09 Vine Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia

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.

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3503 Midvale Avenue. Rendering credit: M Architects

Permits Issued for 33-Unit Development at 3503 Midvale Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 33-unit mixed-use structure at 3503 Midvale Avenue in East FallsNorthwest 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.

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One Liberty Place elevation and Helmut Jahn. Photo and image via JAHN

As the World Remembers Helmut Jahn, One Liberty Place Lights Up the Skyline

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.

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Live! Casino and Hotel with the Philadelphia skyline. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Philly YIMBY Visits the Recently Completed Live! Casino and Hotel in The Sports Complex District, South Philadelphia

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.

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