4300 Ridge Avenue. Credit: Method Co. and Morris Adjmi Architects

Groundbreaking Held for 142-Unit Rental Development at 4300 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia

The development boom on the East Falls waterfront continues unabated with the start of the construction on a major residential development near the left bank of the Schuylkill River. Method Co. and Cimbra Partners have recently announced the groundbreaking of a five-story, 142-unit rental development at 4300 Ridge Avenue. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the 135,000-square-foot complex will feature a wide array of resident amenities, while 10,450 square feet of retail and a public art installation, undertaken in conjunction with the city’s Percent for Art Program, will enliven the pedestrian experience.

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918 North Delaware Avenue. Credit: HDO Architecture

Permits Issued for Retail and Amenity Buildings at Mixed-Use Complex at 918 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of two retail and amenity buildings as part of the mixed-use complex in progress at 918 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by L2Partridge and developed by Core Realty, the complex, alternately known as 918-80 North Delaware Avenue, will hold a total of 418,480 square feet of space and 426 residential units project will include within five seven-story buildings. The newly filed permits cover two minor adjunct buildings that will hold retail and amenity space.

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2019 Fitzwater Street. Looking north. Credit: Google Maps

Demolition Permits Issued for Three-Story Prewar Rowhouse at 2019 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

Demolition permits have been issued for a three-story prewar rowhouse at 2019 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The building is part of a block-long ensemble that is seeing an increasing number of recent and upcoming demolitions. Permits list Dan Borkson as the owner and Cider Mill Services Inc. as the contractor. Demolition costs are specified at $25,900.

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Market West and Washington Square West proposals. Image and models by Thomas Koloski

Skyline Massings Show Future Growth in Market East and Washington Square West, Center City

In Philadelphia, new development continues to constantly change the cityscape. Buildings with dominant height and/or great mass are being built on a regular basis, drawing the public’s attention. The neighborhoods that are seeing the most change are Center City (particularly Center City West) and University City, and now Market East has recently joined that list with its rising number of new high-rises proposed and under construction. Both office towers and residential buildings are in the works in the area, which are all expected to be built within the next several years. Today YIMBY presents massing renderings that show the developments’ impact on the future skyline.

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One Liberty Place before topping of the spire. Photo from the Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly YIMBY Revisits the Topping-Out of the Spire atop One Liberty Place in Center City

The Liberty Place development in Center City holds a pivotal place in the Philadelphia skyline, having made a gigantic impact on the and the city’s image and its profile as a business hub. A pointed spire tops the tallest tower, the 945-foot-tall One Liberty Place at 1650 Market Street, outfitted with broadcasting equipment. The complex was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn and developed by Rouse and Associates. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY shares images of One Liberty Place from the day the spire had topped out.

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