Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family dwelling at 1240 Leithgow Street in Olde Kensington. The property is situated on the west side of the block that is located between West Girard Avenue and West Thompson Street. The building will have a footprint that spans 1,000 square feet and a roof deck accessed by a pilot house. HHPH LLC is the listed owner.
The third-tallest building on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is The Laurel Rittenhouse, which is rising at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, just to the northwest of Rittenhouse Square Park. The reinforced concrete structure currently stands around one-third of the way to its eventual height of 599 feet and 48 stories. The building will feature 185 rental units as well as 60 condo units at the top. The $300-million tower was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, which has designed many buildings around the city, and developed by the Southern Land Company, which has been trying to redevelop the site into a residential skyscraper for over a decade.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a two-family structure at 1626 North Sydenham Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The property is situated on the west side of the block that is located between West Oxford Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. The building will have a footprint that spans 764 square feet. Philadelphia Housing Authority is the listed owner.
Demolition permits have been filed for a two-story commercial structure at 214 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City. The property is situated on the west side of the block that is located between Spring Street and Summer Street. The building has a footprint that spans 573 square feet. Kaing Estate LLC is the listed owner.
Many developments near Rittenhouse Square are about to transform the local skyline. At number four on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is 113-121 South 19th Street, a slender tower proposed at a site that spans five properties, all of which will maintain their façades within the new tower’s base. This Center City tower will rise 567 feet and 49 stories high and is designed by DAS Architecture and Planning and developed by Pearl Properties, which has a handful of developments in progress across the city. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit captures the buildings that currently stand at the site.