One of the most visible projects in progress in Center City is the two-towered Riverwalk development at 60 North 23rd Street, which ranks at number 13 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. The project is designed by Gensler and the developed by PMC Property Group, which is behind a number of projects in the surrounding Center City West neighborhood. The 315-foot-tall, 28-story north tower is topped out and the south tower, which will stand 362 feet and 32 floors tall, is nearing the halfway point. The two hulking structures, located just to the west of the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill Trail, already dominate the area. Both rise from a massive base that was originally planned to be connected by a glass-covered sky bridge. The development will yield a total of 711 residential units, with 331 units in the north tower and 380 units in the south tower.
Just under two days ago, Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture revealed the renderings for a massive residential development proposed at 2621-67 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington. The firm showcased the design a series of renderings, which are part of a package submitted to the city for a Civic Design Review, via Instagram, without any additional details. At the moment, little is known about the development’s latest design iteration, except that the the building, developed by Grand Street Development, will rise six stories, include ground-level retail, and hundreds of residential units, making it one of the largest proposals in the area.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family dwelling at 2915 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The property is located on the northeast corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and North Hollywood Street. The building will span a footprint of 678 square feet. 2915 Cecil B. Moore LLC is the listed owner.
At number 14 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use building proposed at 523 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Precision Realty Group, the project will yield 10,287 square feet of retail space, 47,587 square feet of commercial/medical space, 68,000-plus square feet of office space, a roof deck with potential restaurant space, and a public plaza. The tower will bring a dramatic skyline change to lower North Broad Street, where a number of developments are underway. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no signs of construction yet, with the parking lot at the site still active.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a multi-family structure at 2560 Hope Street in West Kensington. The property is located on the west side of the block that is situated between West Huntingdon Street and West Cumberland Street. The building will span a footprint of 1,224 square feet. Peroli LLC is the listed owner.