Construction Anticipated at 300 North Columbus Boulevard in Old City, Center City

At number 29 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is the 290-foot-tall, 24-story building planned at 300 North Columbus Boulevard in Old City, on the Delaware River waterfront near the border of Northern Liberties. The 370,000-square foot building will yield 360 units and is designed by Handel Architects and developed by the Durst Organization, which recently won a bid to develop the gigantic Penn’s Landing Redevelopment a few blocks to the south. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no construction at the site, although there are signs that work may begin soon.

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Demolition Permits Filed for 2548 North 28th Street in Strawberry Mansion, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story prewar rowhouse at 2548 North 28th Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The former single-family dwelling will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program at a cost of $15,000. BGN Enterprises LLC is the listed owner. Pedro Palmer Construction Inc. is the listed contractor.

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619 North Broad Street. Credit: Varenhorst

619 North Broad Street Awaits Construction Activity in Poplar, North Philadelphia

No progress has been made yet at 619 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia, an 18-story building that will replace the single-story Bright Horizons Family Solutions structure and the adjacent parking lot. The proposed building will rise to a height of 275 feet, ranking at number 30 on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown of proposed and under-construction buildings. Designed by Varenhorst and developed by KFA Investments, the building will be a standout neighborhood feature, along with the nearby Congregation Rodeph Shalom at 615 North Broad Street, and is expected to cost $60 million.

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Studio House Philly at 1613 Germantown Avenue. Credit:

Studio House Philly, a 47-Unit Development, Complete at 1613 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia

Construction recently wrapped up on Studio House Philly, a mixed-use development at 1613 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. The four-story building spans house numbers 1611 to 1627 and offers 35,870 square feet of floor space. According to the website, the complex is targeted toward young professionals, offering 40 rental studios and seven two-level live/work units with 500-square-foot retail spaces facing Germantown avenue, as well as parking for three vehicles and 40 bicycles.

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