The Corinthian at 909 Corinthian Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller

Construction and Renovation Complete at The Corinthian and la Cour at 909 Corinthian Avenue in Fairmount, North Philadelphia

Construction is now fully complete at a two-building rental complex situated at 909 Corinthian Avenue in Fairmount (alternately Francisville), North Philadelphia. Developed by MM Partners, the project consists of The Corinthian, a renovated a five-story, 110-year-old building, and la Cour, a newly-constructed, three-story, 14-unit building next door. Designed by Marshall Sabitini and built by Tester Construction, la Cour now appears fully complete, while The Corinthian sports a new logo emblazoned across its facade.

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408-10 North Front Street. Credit: KCA Design Associates

Construction Anticipated for Multi-Family Building at 408-10 North Front Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Although permits for a multi-family building were issued nearly a year ago, in December 2020, construction has yet to begin at a multi-family building planned at 408-10 North Front Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no construction activity at the location, although it also offered a glimpse at the rapidly growing development in the immediate vicinity. Permits for the site list 1833 Realty LLC as the owner.

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Rendering of 204 South 12th Street. Credit: BLT Architects.

Permits Issued for Scaled-Back Tower at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City

Permits have been issued for a scaled-back high-rise proposed at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square WestCenter City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, with Bower Lewis Thrower Architects (aka BLT Architects or BLTa) as the architect of record, and developed by Midwood Investments and Development, the new tower will rise 32 stories tall and feature 378 residential units, as well as 96 parking spaces and 130 bicycle slots. In total, the building will hold 401,870 square feet of space. A commercial component will be located at the ground floor. Construction costs are estimated at $111,729,721.

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300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard looking south. Image by Handel Architects

Activity Spotted at Site of 27-Story Rental Tower Planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties

Philly YIMBY’s recent visit to 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, the site of a planned 27-story, 360-unit rental high-rise, revealed new, if inconclusive, activity at the surface lot, although no direct signs of ongoing excavation have yet been spotted. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the development will consist of a 316-foot-tall tower with 10,094 square feet of ground-level retail, sited next to a new public park, which is also part of the development. The project is located on the Delaware River waterfront a block to the north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, on the border between Northern Liberties to the north and Old City to the south.

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711-19 North 7th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller

Demolition Appears Imminent at Site of Three Mixed-Use Buildings Planned at 711-17 North 7th Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

In August, YIMBY reported on permits that were issued for the construction of three mixed-use buildings at 711-19 North 7th Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, which will hold a combined total of 21 apartments. Each structure is planned to stand four stories tall and feature a mix of residential and commercial space, full sprinkling, and a green roof. Building #1 will span a 1,662-square-foot ground footprint, hold 7,220 square feet of interior space, include five residential units, and cost $866,400 to build. Buildings #2 and #3 will each rise from a 2,407-square-foot ground footprint, hold 10,504 square feet of space, feature eight residential units, and cost $1.26 million to construct. Our recent visit to the site, which took place three months after the initial filing, reveals signs that demolition may begin soon. For each of the filings, permits list T & C Fairmount LLC as the owner, Brett Harman of Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture as the design professional, and Qi Wei Chen as the contractor.

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