Construction Progressing at 1300 Fairmount Avenue in Poplar, North Philadelphia

Broad Street, the city’s primary north-south thoroughfare, is seeing an influx of development proposals, particularly on its centrally located yet long-neglected portion between Center City and Temple University in lower North Philadelphia. At 1300 Fairmount Avenue, just off Broad Street and near the iconic Divine Lorraine Hotel, RAL Development is constructing a 185-foot-tall, 14-story mixed-use high-rise totaling 625,000 square feet. The structure will contain a 58,700-square-foot Aldi supermarket, a 12,000-square-foot preschool, and 487 apartments. Cope Linder Architects is the designer.

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501 Spring Garden Street via BLT Architects

High-Rise Apartment Building to Rise at 501 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Spring Garden Street has seen a number of proposals in recent months, such as 501 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties. Bower Lewis Thrower Architects is the designer and Neal and Victor Rodin are the developers behind the 153-foot, 13-story high-rise, which will feature retail at the ground floor and 382 apartments above. The proposal, which was unveiled in the beginning of the year, will replace a strip mall and add much-needed density to the neighborhood.

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Permits Filed for 1616 and 1620-1622 North 54th Street in Hestonville, West Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit apartment building at 1616 North 54th Street in Hestonville, West Philadelphia. The structure will span 11,388 square feet and run a construction cost of $500,000. Another building is planned nearby at 1620-22 North 54th Street, which will include 11 low income senior housing units. The two buildings will hold a total of eight two-bedroom units and fifteen one-bedroom units. Omega Home Builders is the builder for both properties.

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