We apologize for the somewhat confusing headline. Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown tracks the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year. Last year’s December Development Countdown, which looked at the 31 tallest buildings under construction or proposed in the city, racked up 31 category listings during its month-long run, earning it the 24th place on the ongoing countdown. Today we look at the top three entries from the December Countdown, all located in Center City, and check in on the progress they have made so far in 2021.
Permits have been issued for a multi-family renovation of a four-story prewar building at 1325 Spruce Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Upon completion, the building will be refitted to house nine residential units. The renovations are expected to cost $207,350. D N Construction Company is listed as the project’s contractor.
A new design has been unveiled for The Royale, a 77-unit multi-family development proposed at 6910 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia. Designed by M Architects and developed by the Stamm Development Group, the building will rise four stories tall and will feature 64,000 square feet of interior space.
Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, finds Northwest Philadelphia as the 25th among the 31 ranked entries. The district, better known for its small-town charm rather than for being a construction boomtown, has assumed its relatively high rank due to its large area, when compared to other neighborhoods that we have covered in the countdown so far, as well as a proliferation of apartment development taking place among major thoroughfares and near transit hubs. Today we look at a selection of the most notable buildings that are bringing density and visual variety to the district.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi family building at 522 West Berks Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia East. The building will rise three stories tall and will hold 2,917 square feet of interior space. A pilot house at the top will allow for access to a roof deck. Christopher Menna is listed as the project’s design professional, with JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $180,000.