Construction has made significant headway at the Broad Street Flats at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia since YIMBY’s last visit to the site in April of 2021. Five floors are currently being framed, with two more still on the way. Developed by Hightop Development, the structure will house 54 residential units and with retail space on the ground floor.
Major construction progress has been made at the single-family home at 1355-1357 Kater Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia. The building is nearing completion after two attached rowhouses were leveled in March 2021 to make room for the new structure. The current four-story building holds 4,700 square feet, a two-car garage, and a roof deck. Kevin Orndorf is listed as the design professional. Construction costs are stated at $500,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family development at 1504 North Sydenham Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia, near Temple University. The building will stand three stories tall and include a basement. The wood-framed structure will cost an estimated $500,000 to construct. Brett Harman is the design professional for the project, with Sinchi Brothers Construction as the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 166-unit multi-family building at 1201 West Girard Avenue in Yorktown, North Philadelphia. Designed by Landmark Architectural Design LLC, the 118,298-square-foot structure will reintroduce significant residential presence to a site formerly occupied by a suburban-style pharmacy, helping restore the area to its vibrant prewar density level. Permits list OCF Construction LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $17.2 million.
Since 1987, when the unofficial “Gentlemen’s Agreement” that advised against building taller than City Hall was eliminated, multiple high-rises that stand well over 500 feet tall have dramatically changed the profile of Center City. The Comcast Technology Center had first joined the skyline at the very end of 2015, and now makes an incredible impact with its height of 1,121 feet and 60 stories as the tallest skyscraper in the city. Designed by Foster and Partners and developed by Liberty Property Trust, the building stands at 1800 Arch Street and houses Comcast corporate offices along with a Four Seasons hotel. In this publication, Philadelphia YIMBY looks back at the Comcast Technology Center before it topped out.