Foundation work is underway for first tower of the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards megadevelopment, located at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the building will rise at a total height of 361 feet and 28 stories. The skyscraper is also known as Schuylkill Yards West for its placement compared to the proposed skyscraper to the east at 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 30-unit mixed-use building at 2739 North 5th Street in Fairhill, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise four stories tall and will house a commercial space on the ground floor. In total, the building will hold 20,463 square feet of space and cost an estimated $2 million to build. Michael Donovan is listed as the project’s design professional, with HC Pody Company specified as the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 45-unit multi-family building at 5200 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise four stories tall and will feature a roof deck equipped with a green roof. The building will hold 57,380 square feet of space and cost an estimated $6.11 million to build. Tester Construction is listed as the project’s contractor, with Rich Villa as the design professional.
The uCity Square development in University City, West Philadelphia, is coming along at a rapid pace. The main tower, One uCity Square at 3401 Market Street, is well underway to join the recently topped-out Drexel building, with structural steel continuing to rise. Designed by ZGF Architects, the 250-foot-tall, 13-story building will feature a blocky, Jenga-like massing with shifting, glass-clad sections. The uCity Square complex, developed by Ventas Inc., will span 14 acres and will feature four more buildings to the west, with some rising taller than One uCity Square.
Renderings have been revealed for a 185-unit mixed-use development at 310 West Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by T + Associates Architects, the building will rise six stories tall, with 8,618 square feet of commercial space facing Girard Avenue on the ground floor, as well as 1,680 square feet of amenities. The development will feature 65 parking spaces in an underground garage and a green roof deck.