Permits Issued for a 373-Unit High-Rise at 521 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 12-story, 373-unit mixed-use tower at 521 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by BLT Architects, the building will contain 477,704 square feet of floor area and will include three commercial spaces at the ground floor. The project will cost an estimated $88 million to build.

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1532 South 7th Street. Looking west. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Single-Family Structure at 1532 South 7th Street in Dickinson Narrows, South Philadelphia

A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a single-family structure at 1532 South 7th Street in Dickinson Narrows, South Philadelphia. The site sits on the west side of the block between Dickinson Street and Tasker Street. The building’s footprint will span 600 square feet. A roof deck will sit at the top of the structure. V2 Properties Entity 6 LL [sic] is the listed owner.

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2521 Jefferson Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Single-Family Structure at 2521 Jefferson Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a single-family structure at 2521 Jefferson Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The site is located at the northwest corner of Jefferson Street and North Stillman Street, close to the Sharswood neighborhood to the east. The building will occupy a 900-square-foot footprint and will feature a cellar and a roof deck. 1234 Properties LLC is the listed owner.

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17th and Vine rendering via Hiliier Architecture

A Look at an Unbuilt 50-Story Tower Once Proposed at 1739 Vine Street in Franklintown

Nearly 20 years ago, a 890-foot-tall, 50-story skyscraper was proposed at 1739 Vine Street in Franklintown, North Philadelphia (or, by an alternate definition, in Logan Square, Center City). Located just to the north of Vine Street, at the intersection with North 17th Street, the tower would have dominated the northern edge of the skyline core. Designed by Hillier Architecture, the project featured a major setback on the north side and a taller, curved section at the south side, with a spire extending above the main structure. Renderings show a façade of light turquoise glass with white metal highlights.

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Permits Issued for Two Structures at 135 and 143 West Girard Avenue in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of two mixed-use structures at 135 West Girard Avenue and 143 West Girard Avenue in Olde Kensington. Both buildings will stand seven floors tall and will feature complementary designs. Each structure will include a roof deck, commercial space at the ground floor, and a parking garage in the basement. 143 West Girard Avenue will span 25,079 square feet, hold a total of 20 residential units, and cost $3,795,236 to build. 135 West Girard Avenue will contain 37,028 square feet of space, cost an estimated $5,473,541 to build, and feature 40 residential units.

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