Renovation work at the Terrace on 18th Street at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City, is nearing completion, as the retail space in the eastern portion of the building looks nearly finished. Designed by Oskar Stonorov of Korman Co., the original structure was built in 1963 as an apartment building known as The Plaza. The tower, which stands 267 feet and 27 stories tall, was converted into the Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center City in the 1980s. The structure has been under the ownership of Pearl Properties since last year.
Renderings have been revealed for a large mixed-use development located at 1100 Wharton Street in Passyunk Square, South Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the complex includes several buildings. The largest will be a new mixed-use structure totaling 162,335 square feet of space, with a 4,000-square-foot roof deck. Residential amenity space and a commercial unit will be located on the ground floor, with 155 residential units on the upper floors. Other existing buildings in the block are a 71,360-square-foot mixed-use building with 45 residential units, a 18,616-square-foot police station, and a 51,010-square-foot office building. A new fire station is also planned to be built as part of the development. In total, 239 parking spaces will be offered for occupants of the block, with 62 in the basement level of the mixed-use building, 94 surface spaces in the center of the block, and 83 off-site spaces.
The first phase of the Cathedral Square development is underway and rising at 222 North 17th Street in Logan Square, Center City. The building, at this time known as Cathedral Square Phase 1, will rise 245 feet and 23 stories tall. The tower is designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz, which had also designed the Murano condominium and The Laurel Rittenhouse, which is currently under construction. The two-tower complex is being developed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Exeter Property Group, which will span much of the city block that is situated three blocks to the north of the Comcast Center.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 127-unit multi-family development at 1901-19 East York Street in East Kensington. Designed by LRK, the building will rise 72 feet and six stories tall. Artist studios and artisan industries will be located at the ground floor. In total, the building will hold 115,293 square feet of space. The project will include 28 parking spaces, with two set for electric vans, two accessible spaces, and one regular van space. Additionally, the building will also include 46 bike spaces. A green roof and roof deck will be located at the top of the structure. Construction costs are estimated at $20.4 million.
Permits have been issued for a mixed-use renovation of an existing building at 3911-19 North 5th Street in Hunting Park, North Philadelphia. Two commercial space will be located on the ground floor, with 12 residential units located above. The development will include an addition at the rear of the third floor, which will add extra residential space. Currently, the building houses 18,066 square feet of space, which will be expanded to 19,011 square feet upon completion. Construction costs are estimated at $400,000.