1106-14 Spring Garden Street. Credit: Varenhorst

Examining Preservation-Minded Alternatives for the 79-Unit Building Planned at 1106-14 Spring Garden Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia

YIMBY recently introduced a six-story, 79-unit mixed-use proposal at 1106-14 Spring Garden Street (aka 1106 Spring Garden Street) in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Varenhorst, the building will offer an appealing design, street-energizing retail, much-needed public space, and a large number of apartments. However, the proposal also involves the demolition of a stately prewar building, which has recently been torn down. Today we look at the demolished structure and analyze strategies for how it could have been preserved and incorporated into the design without sacrificing any of its current strong points.

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222 North 11th Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Steel Rises at Seven-Story, 18-Unit Building at 222 North 11th Street in Chinatown, Center City

The steel frame has risen two levels high at the seven-story, 18-unit mixed-use building under construction at 222 North 11th Street in Chinatown, Center City. The development is situated on the west side of the block between Race and Vine streets, half a block north of the Convention Center (thus situating the project within the Convention Center District). Permits list Liu Construction Inc. as the contractor.

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Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion (1101 Chestnut Street) via Jefferson Health

Construction Reaches Halfway Point at the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

Construction has been moving at a rapid pace on the skyscraper rising at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market EastCenter City. The building, also known as the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion, is the latest addition to the expanding Jefferson Health campus in this section of the city. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by National Real Estate Development, the building currently stands at roughly the halfway point of its full height of 372 feet and 23 stories. The building is a part of East Market Phase 3, the latest expansion of the East Market complex.

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1106-14 Spring Garden Street. Credit: Varenhorst

Six-Story, 79-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 1106-14 Spring Garden Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia

A proposal has been submitted for review for a six-story, 79-unit mixed-use building at 1106-14 Spring Garden Street (aka 1106 Spring Garden Street) in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Varenhorst, the building will rise from an L-shaped, 17,543-square-foot lot with frontage on Spring Garden and North 11th streets, though the corner parcel is not included in the project. The 74,587-square-foot development will include below-ground parking for 27 vehicles, retail and residential amenity space on the ground floor, and apartments on the stories above.

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