Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no new progress at the site of the DeSimone Tower, a 18-story, 96-unit mixed-use building proposed at 626 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the building, also known under its full address of 626-30 North Delaware Avenue, is slated to rise at a site bordered by the Delaware Avenue to the east, Fairmount Avenue to the north, and North Front Street to the west, next to the Delaware River waterfront. The development takes its name from DeSimone Automotive Group, which plans to run a multi-level car dealership at the building base. Apartments will be located on the floors above.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 110-unit mixed-use building at 1801-59 North American Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will rise five stories tall, yield 110,772 square feet of space, and will include two commercial spaces at the ground floor in a retail podium. Residential units will be situated above. A common roof deck located atop the second floor, and balconies will offer building residents pleasant outdoor space. The project will include 60 parking spaces, as well as 39 bicycle spaces. The building will also feature a green roof. Tester Construction is listed as the general contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $15.95 million.
In August of last year, YIMBY reviewed then-recent plans for a half-million-square-foot, 488-unit mixed-use development proposed at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, near the Delaware River waterfront. Designed by JKRP Architects, the complex will consist of two seven-story buildings, one at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue and another at 711-35 North Front Street, with a retail-fronted pedestrian promenade situated between the two. Although demolition permits have been issued, our recent site visit revealed that work has not yet begun at the site.
YIMBY recently published the long-awaited reveal of the plans for Two Cathedral Square at 227 North 18th Street in Logan Square, Center City. The new building that will join the north side of the Philadelphia skyline as part of the Cathedral Square development. Developed by EQT Exeter and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the tower will soon rise to a height of 470 feet and will feature a curvy, angled parapet, standing 34 stories above ground. The building was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, which has also designed Philadelphia buildings such as The Murano, The Laurel Rittenhouse, and 33 North 22nd Street. Today YIMBY shares exclusive massings that show the tower’s future impact on the skyline.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed significant construction progress at the Piazza Terminal, a multi-building mixed-use development that rises at 1075 Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by the BKV Group and developed by the Post Brothers, the 1.1-million-square-foot-plus complex will house 1,131 residential units within several mid- and high-rise buildings centered an expansive public promenade that will serve as an extension of the existing Liberties Walk. Our visit revealed that a 12-story, roughly 150-foot-tall building already stands topped out and boasts a mostly finished curtain wall, while the remaining structures are in various stages of progress.