While the Philadelphia skyline is growing upward, it is also extending further outward with new proposals. Cathedral Square, a development consisting of two skyscrapers, is on its way up in the Logan Square neighborhood in Center City, with the first tower already under construction at 1701 Race Street. Just to the north, Two Cathedral Square will soon stand 470 feet and 34 stories tall at 227 North 18th Street. The tower was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Exter Property Group and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 36-unit apartment building at 3811 Main Street in Wissahickon, Northwest Philadelphia. The development will rise on the northeast side of the street, across from the Schuylkill River. The structure will span a 28,174-square-foot footprint and will offer 69,876 square feet and will include five commercial spaces and full sprinkling. A total of 46 parking spaces will be offered, which include four accessible and three electric vehicle spaces. In addition, space will be allocated for 12 bicycles. Permits list W-G Main Street LLC as the owner, David J. Plante of Ruggiero Plante Land Design as the design professional, and US Best Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $5.7 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, nine-unit apartment building at 1937-41 North Marshall Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia. The development will be situated on the east side of the block between West Berks and West Norris streets, replacing three prewar rowhouses, two of which currently sit vacant. The structure will rise from a 2,000-square-foot footprint and will span 9,942 square feet, lending an average of nearly 1,100 square feet per residence, and will include a basement and full sprinkling. Permits list Lasfund LLC as the owner and Murat Aslansan as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $1.5 million.
Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no signs of demolition nor construction work at 2012 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, the site of a proposed 14-story residential tower. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (also the owner) and Alterra Property Group, the building, also known under its full address of 2012-14 Chestnut Street, will feature 162 residential units, of which 130 would run at market rate and another 32 would be classified as “workhouse housing.” The plan also includes around 4,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
Developer and parking operator Parkway Corporation is looking for opportunities to redevelop a pair of parking lots spanning nearly two entire city blocks at 1222 Vine Street in Chinatown, Center City, just north of the Convention Center. Parkway is notable for holding and operating parking lots throughout the city and beyond and, when a favorable opportunity arises, redeveloping them, whether on their own or with a partner. The case at 1222 Vine Street appears to be the latter, as the site is listed on Parkway’s “opportunities” page. Although specifics vary even depending on Parkway’s own material, the combined site spans somewhere between 52,728 to 62,840 square feet and, under its CMX-4 zoning, may by right yield well over 600,000 square feet of development space it built to a floor-area-ratio of 12 to 1.