Permits have been issued for the construction of a 247-unit mixed-use development at 2101 Washington Avenue in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by OCF Realty, the structure will rise six stories tall. Two large commercial spaces will be located on the ground floor, one at 21st Street and the other at 22nd Street. Amenities will include a roof deck and an underground parking garage for residents. In total, the building will hold 195,131 square feet of space. Construction costs estimated at $40 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-unit multi-family building at 2129 West Seybert Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise three stories tall, will hold 6,395 square feet of space, and will feature multiple roof decks. Georges Ballouze is listed as the design professional, with Firestone LP as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $900,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use building at 709 South 50th Street in Cedar Park, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise three stories tall and will feature a commercial space on the ground floor and four residential units above. A roof deck will allow residents to enjoy an outdoor space with skyline views. In total, the structure will hold 4,990 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $437,000. Permits list Jack Parsi as the design professional and GRIT Construction as the contractor.
The facade has risen above the halfway point at Riverwalk South, located at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building is part of the two-towered, 711-unit Riverwalk complex and rises 362 feet and 32 stories. The structure will hold 380 residential units and feature a pleasant shade of glazed glass, with black metal highlights rippling in the light throughout the day.
The ongoing development boom in the greater Philadelphia region is not limited to new buildings sprouting around the city, nor is it even constrained to the surrounding towns and suburbs within the metropolitan area. In a way, it extends well into the Atlantic Ocean, where massive wind farms are on the drawing boards off the coast of southern New Jersey. A major milestone for local renewable energy has just been reached, as construction is now underway at the Phase 1 of the EEW-AOS monopile manufacturing facility at the Port of Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County, NJ, located on the Delaware River across from the Philadelphia International Airport. The facility, the largest of its kind in the United States, will be used to assemble monopiles, which are gargantuan cylindrical supports for wind turbines.