Last month, developer Midwood Investment and Development unveiled a proposal for a 445-foot high-rise at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. the 32-story tower will dominate the surrounding blocks with its prominent height. The slender tower, which takes up an entire blockfront of South 12th Street between St. James and Chancellor streets, will offer three tall retail floors at the base, with 448 rental residences above. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and BLT Architects are the architecture firm behind the design. Partial permits have been filed for the demolition of the existing structures at the site and the new construction.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a six-unit residential structure at 1721 North 21st Street in the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Since the lot was merged with the adjacent 1723 North 21st Street earlier this year, the proposal may likely consist of a joined three-story townhouse pair situated within an attached or a merged structure, given that the permit calls for two roof decks. The combined structure will span a total of 2,000 square feet of ground space. Aberra Negash A is the listed owner.
Permits have been filed for the construction of an attached structure with a roof deck at 2438 North Mascher Street in West Kensington. The property is located near the corner of North Mascher Street and West Cumberland Street. 2438 N Mascher Street LLC is the listed owner.
Delaware Avenue is a major thoroughfare running along the eponymous Delaware River (though certain sections feature different names). Large stretches of the street are either industrial, either presently or formerly, or largely suburban, with massive shopping centers and parking lots, though the city has long planned to transform it into a dense urban corridor. Now, these dreams appear on the verge of becoming a reality, with a large number of proposals planned for the avenue. Some could be very far out, though others may see a shovel in the ground before the leaves turn. YIMBY takes you on a tour of all of the biggest proposed developments.
Demolition is pending for a Wendy’s restaurant at 1101 Walnut Street in Center City, which will be replaced with a 259-foot-tall, 23-story residential tower designed by JKRP Architects. The project was initially revealed in August 2019, with demolition and construction permits following in October. Since that time, however, no signs of demolition work have appeared on the site. Permis list ARD 1105 Walnut LLC as the owner.