1306-14 Callowhill Street. Rendering credit: Bernardon

Permits Issued for a 181-Unit Development at 1306-14 Callowhill Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a large residential project at 1306-14 Callowhill Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia. The development will stand seven floors tall and hold 181 residential units upon completion. All of the units will be apartments available for rent. A retail space measuring 3,208 square feet will be located on the ground floor of the structure. Additionally, 51 parking spaces will be included in the development. The 184,679-square-foot structure was designed by Bernardon and will cost an expected $18 million to build.

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Permits Issued for a Seven-Unit Structure at 1616 Ridge Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed use structure at Francisville, North Philadelphia. When completed, the building will stand five stories tall, with a commercial space occupying the ground floor. The upper floors will include seven residential units, each being an apartment. Construction costs are estimated at $1.275 million.

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American Commerce Center rendering via Kohn Pendersen Fox

The Story of the American Commerce Center, Once Planned as Philadelphia’s Tallest Tower

During the construction of the first Comcast Center tower, many wondered whether the 975-foot-tall skyscraper would rank as the city’s tallest for much longer. Just a few months before the former’s topping out, details were released about the American Commerce Center at 1800 Arch Street, a proposal that stunned many development watchers with its 1,510-foot height. The project was being developed by Hill International Real Estate Partners and designed by Kohn Pendersen Fox, a firm that is also behind the 792-foot-tall Mellon Bank Center, currently the city’s fifth-tallest building, and Arthaus, a 542-foot-tall skyscraper currently under construction. The development was ultimately canceled and the 1,121-foot-tall Comcast Technology Center was built at the site.

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The Azalea at 6604 Ridge Avenue. Rendering credit: Stamm Development Group

Demolition Underway at Site of Future 50-Unit Development at 6604 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia

Demolition is underway at 6604 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia, where a five-story, 50-unit development is planned. Designed by M Architecture and developed by Stamm Development Group, the development will feature studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a fitness center, a large, planted and fully furnished roof deck, and parking at the ground level. Rendering depict a modern structure clad in gray brick, with a bronze-colored mesh at the parking level. Similar bronze-colored trim surrounds the large windows.

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Permits Issued for a 22-Unit Structure at 520 North 37th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 520 North 37th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The development will be located at the southwest corner of North 37th Street and Brandywine Street and will stand four stories tall and hold 22 residential units. The building will contain a total of 32,370 square feet. 1833 Realty LLC is the listed owner. Construction costs are projected at $4 million.

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