26-30 South 21st Street. Credit: Parkway Corporation

Parking Lot Awaits Development at 26-30 South 21st Street in Center City West

Parkway Corporation, the proprietor of multiple parking lots and other real estate in Center City and beyond, seeks to redevelop a parking lot, likely in conjunction with a partner, at 26-30 South 21st Street in Center City West. The 26,127-square-foot, L-shaped site is bounded by 21st Street to the east, Van Pelt Street to the west, and Ludlow Street to the north. According to Parkway documentation, the site is situated within a CMX-4 mixed-use district and can accommodate 130,635 square feet of built space at a floor-to-area ratio of 5:1, or 313,524 square feet of space at an FAR of 12:1. With the right design, and height limits notwithstanding, the site may accommodate a development rising around 30 or so stories.

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Rendering of 412 North 2nd Street. Credit: Morris Adjmi Architects.

Demolition Imminent at Site of 23-Story Tower Proposed at 412 North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties, Lower North Philadelphia

The 27th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 260-foot-tall, 23-story residential tower planned at 412 North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties, Lower North Philadelphia. The development will rise between 2nd, Callowhill, and Willow streets in the southeast corner of Northern Liberties, near the Delaware River waterfront and a block north of Old City. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by National Real Estate Development, LLC, (aka National Development) and The KRE Group, the tower will offer 397 residential units, 20,431 square feet of retail, and 105 parking spaces. Although demolition permits have recently been filed, our recent site visit that demolition has not yet begun.

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400 West Elm Street. Credit: JDAVIS

Development Begins on 400 West Elm, 13-Story, 348-Unit Residential High-Rise at 400 West Elm Street in Conshohocken, PA

Developer Equus Capital Partners has announced the start of development on 400 West Elm, a 13-story, 348-unit residential high-rise at 400 West Elm Street in Conshohocken, PA, in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. Designed by JDAVIS (which is also responsible for interior design), the building will rise on the Schuylkill River waterfront, less than 2,000 feet to the northwest of the Conshohocken Station of SEPTA Regional Rail. The development team bills the project as one that will offer luxury apartment accommodations of an urban caliber that is rarely seen in the area.

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20th + Arch at 2000-24 Arch Street. Credit: L2P

Progress Still Stalled at 20th + Arch, 15-Story Office Tower Planned at 2000-24 Arch Street in Center City West

The 28th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 20th + Arch, a 260-foot-tall, 15-story office tower planned at 2000-24 Arch Street (also known as 2020-2024 Arch Street) in Center City West. Designed by L2P and developed by the Parkway Corporation (alternately Parkway Commercial Properties), the building would replace a parking lot that spans the eastern part of the block between North 20th and North 21st streets. And though we have first reported on the tower over a year ago, no permits have yet been filed for the development and our recent site visit revealed no demolition nor construction activity at the still-operational parking lot.

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