It’s no secret that Schuylkill Yards is bound to change the University City skyline, but what is kept secret is the development at Schuylkill Yards until they’re revealed. The mega development was unveiled at the beginning of summer 2016 with out-of-this-world proposals, but it turns out they were all placeholders, since 3001 and 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard were officially unveiled last year. Fast forward to 2020, and 3151 Market Street has also been formally revealed, and it will stand 185 feet tall.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a three-story, two-family structure at 140 West Huntingdon Street in Kensington, located near the corner of North Mascher and West Huntingdon streets. Documents state that the owner of the property is Juan A Ortiz and that it will be a residential structure.
When word of a casino in South Philly was going around, many expected a location just to the north of Citizens Bank Park. The Navy Yard just south of the Sports Complex has already experienced a rapid growth of short buildings with interesting designs, so that is where a casino was anticipated. Instead, the Live! Casino and Hotel at 900 Packer Avenue is plopped on the parcel near the stadiums, in an area that hasn’t experienced new mass since 2004 when Citizens Bank Park opened. The new casino will take up a whole lot as well as the former site of the Holiday Inn, and will consist of a three story-casino, a 215-room hotel, and a parking garage to the south.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a three-story structure at 539 West Berks Street on the eastern outskirts of the Temple University area in North Philadelphia. The permit calls for a single-family house with a basement and a roof deck. V2 Properties Entity 6 LL is listed as the owner.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a new structure at 1509 West Cumberland Street on the northern outskirts of the Temple University area in North Philadelphia. The filing follows a permit filed in December 2019 calling for the demolition of the three-story pre-war rowhouse at the site, which has sat abandoned for at least a decade. Rich and Vis Investments is listed as the owner.