The Nest at 1324 North Broad Street. Credit: Google Maps

The Nest at 1324 North Broad Street Improves Density in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

The latest addition to the Temple University area skyline is The Nest, a 215-foot-tall, 17-story student housing building at 1324 North Broad Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. Designed by the Philadelphia-based Cecil Baker + Partners and developed by developed by Brock Development Group, the development is called The Nest and provides 192 units of student housing, which can accommodate up to 500 students. The first floor features retail space, while the second floor holds amenity space, a fitness center, lounges, and an outdoor terrace.

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1201 West Girard Avenue. Credit: Landmark Architectural Design LLC

A Detailed Look at the 166-Unit Residential Building Proposed at 1201 West Girard Avenue in Yorktown, North Philadelphia

A few weeks ago, we introduced a four-story, 166-unit development proposed at 1201 West Girard Avenue in Yorktown, North Philadelphia. Today, we take an in-depth look at the details of Landmark Architectural Design LLC’s approximately 60-foot-tall, 46,071-square-foot development, as well as what the process behind the design reveals about the strengths and inadequacies of current architecture and urban planning in Philadelphia.

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PECO Delaware Generation Station. Credit: NatureLifePhoto via flickr

Permits Issued for Redevelopment of the Delaware Generating Station at 1325 Beach Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for a residential conversion for the iconic Delaware Generating Station, located at 1325 Beach Street on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown. The project calls for alterations to the massive abandoned structure and creation of 216 rental residential units. The renovation area will span 235,204 square feet of space. The construction cost is listed at $29,671,303.

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1021 North Hancock Street (white building) via Post Brothers

280-Unit Tower Proposed at 1021 North Hancock Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

The Northern Liberties neighborhood of North Philadelphia is seeing a massive surge in residential development. A 188-foot-tall, 14-story high-rise proposed at 1021 North Hancock Street will join a cluster of large buildings in progress in the surrounding area. Despite its relatively modest height, the 231,650-square-foot building will hold 280 residential units, making a massive impact on the area. The development will also feature retail space on the first floor. The building is designed by Philadelphia-based DIGSAU and redeveloped by Post Brothers, which is responsible for the gigantic Piazza Terminal under construction project a block to the north.

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