Over the course of the past three decades, many high-rise projects have been proposed along the Delaware River, yet most bit the dust before construction had ever begun. One of these is the 915-foot-tall, 66-story Bridgeman’s View Tower planned in 2007 at 900 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, a surprising location for such a tall skyscraper proposal, given the area’s then-lowrise profile. Designed by Studio Agoos Lovera and developed by Marc Stien, Ryan Roberts, and an undisclosed North Jersey real estate investment team, the tower was planned to feature a mix of residential office, hotel, and retail space, with 794 condominiums and 200 to 300 boutique hotel rooms.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 38-unit multi-family development at 2019-21 North 29th Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The 36,654-square-foot development will include bicycle parking and a green roof. The project is expected to cost $4 million to build.
Renderings have been revealed for Ultra Labs University City, a mixed-use high-rise proposed at 100 North 32nd Street in University City, West Philadelphia. The building will stand 11 stories tall and hold 185,279 square feet of office and laboratory space, contributing to the city’s rapidly growing life sciences industry. The tower will likely rise somewhere between 160 and 190 feet tall, high enough to be easily noticeable from its position next to the rail yard and across from the Schuylkill River.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 31-unit multi-family structure at 1223 North 7th Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia. The development will include parking for 18 cars and 11 bicycles. The building will total 40,019 square feet, feature a green roof, and cost an estimated $4 million to build.
Zoning permits have been issued for the construction of six single-family dwellings at 437 Krams Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia. All six share the same address but are filed under separate permits as parcels A through F. The permits are identical, with each calling for an attached single-family structure with a 1,831-square-foot footprint and a roof deck. 437 Krams Ave LLC is the listed owner.