Earlier this year, YIMBY shared exterior photos of The Terrace on 18th, an adaptive reuse/residential conversion project for a 267-foot-tall, 27-story high-rise at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City. Designed by the architecture firm of Stonorov & Haws and completed in 1964 as the Plaza Apartments, the cylindrical Brutalist tower later served as a hotel known as Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center. Over the course of the past year, developer Pearl Properties had once again thoroughly overhauled the structure, this time converting it to 288 rental apartments. Today YIMBY looks at the unique, wedge-shaped unit layouts that resulted from the building’s unusual form.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction work is nearing completion at a townhouse complex at 80 East Sharpnack Street in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia. The six attached single-family dwellings are situated along Magnolia Street, although the site’s location at the corner of Sharpnack Street gives the project an address at the latter. Designed by Ruggiero Plante Land Design, with ANC Builders Inc. as the contractor, each building rises three stories tall and spans 2,238 square feet, with a height measuring 38 feet to the main roof and 48 feet to the top of the pilot house. The rowhouses share a common rear drive aisle, which provides access to in-building garages.
Earlier this month, Philadelphia YIMBY shared a selection of renderings for a four-story, 73-unit residential development proposed at 2201 East Tioga Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. Designed by Designblendz Architecture, the project will offer 62,825 square feet of residential space, as well as parking for 62 cars. Today we share an extended package of renderings, plans, and diagrams for the project, as seen in its Civic Design Review submission.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work has made significant progress at Station Square, a five-story, 49-unit mixed-use development taking shape at 308 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The project, also known under its full address of 308-16 West Chelten Avenue, is designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners and Zatos Investments, with Tester Construction Group as the contractor. The development will span 42,459 square feet and feature a roof deck and full sprinkling. Permits list a construction cost of $6.5 million.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has confirmed that construction work is complete at a three-story, five-unit rental apartment building at 342 West Queen Lane in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The development is located on the southeast side of the block between Pulaski Avenue and Morris Street, within a four-minute walk of the Queen Lane regional rail station. Designed by MC Architectural, the project spans 5,793 square feet and features a 1,058-square-foot ground-level retail space and full sprinkling. Permits list David Elmaliah as the contractor and a construction cost of $200,000.