Arthaus from Pine Street. Photo by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Tours the 39th Floor of Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street in Washington Square West, Center City

Shortly after the tour of the 18th floor of Arthaus featuring completed units, Philadelphia YIMBY went on another excursion that looked at the fantastic views from the skyscraper. The 542-foot-tall, 108-unit condominium tower is located at 311 South Broad Street in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Center City, directly to the east of the Kimmel Center. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, the 47-story building features bright, high-quality exterior materials and open and luxurious interiors.

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Box Factory Lofts at 31 East Columbia Avenue. Rendering credit: SITIO Architecture

31 East Columbia Avenue Goes Before Civic Design Review In Fishtown

The 70-unit residential building proposed at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington, is going before the Civic Design Review, meaning diagrams and details are available for public viewing. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the building will rise eight stories tall. On the ground floor, 10 parking spaces will be included in the project, as well as 30 bicycle spaces.

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View of 2800-024 Diamond Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 33-Unit Building at 2800-24 Diamond Street In Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 33-unit multi-family structure at 2800-24 Diamond Street in Strawberry MansionNorth Philadelphia. Upon completion, the new building will rise three stories tall. A green roof will sit on top of the structure. In total, the building will hold 22,820 square feet of space with construction costs estimated at $3.9 million.

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113-121 South 19th Street. Credit: Pearl Properties/DAS Architecture

New Permits Increase the Height of the Tower Proposed at 113 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

At the end of 2020, a 567-foot, 49-story skyscraper was revealed at 113-121 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse SquareCenter City. Designed by DAS Architecture and Planning and developed by Pearl Properties, the tower will incorporate several prewar buildings into its base. However, a recently filed permit indicates that the tower will now rise 57 stories, so its height may now stand over 600 feet, possibly nearing 700 feet. The permits also increase the number of residential units from the originally planned count of 183 up to 215. In addition, the original proposal included 55 off-site parking spaces, while the new permit states that there will be 65 parking spaces, though it mentions no details on bicycle parking. A roof deck is still indicated at the top.

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Schuylkill Yards massing aerial looking northwest. Original image by Google Earth, edit and model by Thomas Koloski

Philly YIMBY Presents Up-To-Date Massing Renderings of Schuylkill Yards in University City, West Philadelphia

In West Philadelphia, a major project is bound to change University City in a dramatic way. Developed by developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, Schuylkill Yards includes one building that has already been completed, with the rest in the beginning stages of construction or site preparation. The project, located next to 30th Street Station, has a master plan with multiple buildings, though only four have had their final designs released to the public. The completed Bulletin Building renovation, the 512-foot-tall and 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and the the 361-foot-tall 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard were designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, while the 226-foot-tall 3151 Market Street was designed by SHoP Architects. The below massing renderings were designed by Philly YIMBY to illustrate the impact of the buildings on the future skyline.

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