Terrace on 18th Street. Image by Gabe Lui Architectural Renderings

Renovations Underway at The Terrace on 18th Street in Logan Square, Center City

Renovation is underway at the 27-story Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center City at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City. Upon completion, the circular tower that stands at the corner of North 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be a residential development called The Terrace on 18th Street. The building was originally completed back in 1963 designed by Oskar Stonorov of Korman Co. as an apartment building. In the 1980s it was converted into Embassy Suites, and now Pearl Properties is transforming the building back to a 288-unit apartment structure. Exterior renderings are done by Gabe Lui Architectural Renderings and the interiors are designed by DAS Architecture.

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Permits Issued for an 18-Unit Complex at 1501 South 25th Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of multiple rowhouses at 1501 South 25th Street in Grays FerrySouth Philadelphia, creating a total of 18 units. Each structure will stand four stories tall and feature a private roof deck, and come with an estimated construction cost of $200,000. The rowhouses will include several variants, with types one through five being single-family dwellings consisting of 3,210 square feet of interior space with an estimated construction cost of $200,000. Building seven will be a duplex measuring 3,745 square feet, while buildings eight through 12 will each hold 3,695 square feet of space. Buildings seven through 12 will each cost an estimated $250,000 to build.

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Rendering of LVL North via JKRP Architects.

Second Tower Crane Erected at LVL North at 510 North Broad Street in Spring Garden, North Philadelphia

Foundation work continues at LVL North, a nine-story, 410-unit development under construction at 510 North Broad Street in Spring Garden, North Philadelphia. A second tower crane has been recently erected at the site. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by Alterra Property Group, the project is replacing a parking lot that formerly took up most of the block, as well as a a rowhouse formerly located at 563 North 15th Street. The structure will span over 378,000 square feet of total space, along with GIANT leasing nearly one-third of the building’s entire space for a grocery store on the lower levels, similar to Riverwalk. Residential space will take up over 268,000 square feet.

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