Two Cathedral Square at 227 North 18th Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Philly YIMBY Looks at Two Cathedral Square, 470-Foot-Tall Office and Residential Tower Planned at 227 North 18th Street in Logan Square, Center City

Updated plans have recently been released for Two Cathedral Square, a 470-foot-tall, 34-story mixed-use commercial and residential tower planned at 227 North 18th Street in Logan Square. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by EQT Exeter, with Studio Bryan Hanes handling landscape design, the 700,000-square-foot-plus building is the largest component of Cathedral Square, a redevelopment master plan for the block-sized archdiocesan campus centered on the iconic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Today YIMBY takes a closer look at the most recent iteration of Center City’s latest trophy tower.

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501 Spring Garden Street. Credit: BLT Architects

Site Prep Underway at 501 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Site preparation is underway for a 13-story, 382-unit mixed-use high-rise at 501 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. During Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit, we observed that the single-story, suburban-style mall that previously stood at the site appears to have been entirely demolished. Designed by Bower Lewis Thrower Architects (aka BLT Architects) and developed by RREI LLC, the 153-foot-tall structure will offer 60,810 square feet of retail, providing a significant anchor for the long-desolate yet rapidly up-and-coming southern section of Northern Liberties. Due to construction fencing, it is unclear whether the excavators and other machinery and equipment spotted at the site were in the process of finishing the demolition, clearing the site, or actually starting excavation. In either case, it is evident that work is finally underway at the much-anticipated development.

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Ridge Pointe at 1810 Ridge Avenue. Credit: Omega Home Builders

Construction Finishes at Ridge Pointe, 25-Unit Rental Building at 1810 Ridge Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Construction has been completed at Ridge Pointe, a 25-unit rental residential building located at 1810 Ridge Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia. Built by Omega Home Builders, the building building stands five stories tall and features a 3,500-square-foot commercial space at the ground floor as well as a roof deck. YIMBY’s recent site visit looks at the finished structure.

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Rendering of 200 Spring Garden Street. Credit: Handel Architects.

Gym Still Open at 200 Spring Garden Street, Site of 355-Unit Tower Planned in Northern Liberties

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit observed a complete absence of construction activity at 200 Spring Garden Street (also known as 200-24 Spring Garden Street), the site of a 13-story, 355-unit mixed-use tower planned in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, where a fitness center continues to operate. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by National Real Estate Development and the KRE Group, the new building will rise 177 feet to the top of the bulkhead (or 149 feet to the main roof) and offer nearly 298,668 square feet of residential space, 18,187 square feet of retail, an expansive roof deck, parking 106 cars and 116 bicycles, and a landscaped public promenade along the property’s west side.

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Rendering of 813 North Broad Street. Credit: Landmark Architectural Design.

Permits Issued for 63-Unit Development at 813 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a 63-unit multi-family building at 813 North Broad Street in PoplarNorth Philadelphia. Designed by Landmark Architectural Design, the structure will rise four stories tall and contain 48,879 square feet of interior space. Two access structures will provide access to a roof deck at the top of the building. The development will include 13 parking spaces, with two being ADA compliant and two reserved for car sharing, as well as space for 30 bicycles. Construction cost is estimated at $6 million.

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