A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that demolition of a three-story rowhouse has been completed at 1933 Nicholas Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The vacant, 1,200-square-foot prewar building stood on the north side of the block between North 19th Street and North 20th Street. The demolition was carried out as part of the City of Philadelphia demolition program. Chen Liang Yan and Ding Anny are the listed owners and FH Demolition is the contractor. The cost of work was specified at $15,000. A three-story, two-family building is planned at the site.
Center City continues to grow upward as multiple projects are changing Philadelphia’s core neighborhood. In Rittenhouse Square, a tower crane was recently erected at 1620 Sansom Street, where a high-rise residential tower is under construction. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, the building will rise 315 feet and 28 stories high. The tower will also feature 306 rental units and retail space on the ground floor.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction is complete at a three-story multi-family building at 1834 North 18th Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia, near Temple University. The property is located on the west side of the block between West Berks Street and West Montgomery Avenue. The building will have a footprint that spans 1,829 square feet. Philadelphia Housing Authority is the listed owner. The development will replace a vacant three-story, brick-clad prewar building. The new structure will have a basement with egress wells and a roof deck along with an access structure.
In Center City West, numerous developments are under construction or are in planning stages. At 60 North 23rd Street, the two-tower Riverwalk complex stands next to the Schuylkill River. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the north tower stands 315 feet tall and 28 stories, while the south tower stands 363 feet tall and 32 stories high. The project will have a total of 711 units, with the south tower holding 380 units.
Permits have been issued for a multi-family development at 77 East Pastorius Street in East Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The building will rise four stories tall, with the ground floor being largely occupied by a garage that will hold space for three cars. Six apartments will be located above. In total, the building will hold 9,117 square feet of space. The construction cost is listed at $180,000 to build, although this number appears rather low.