The Rittenhouse Square and Center City West neighborhoods are witnessing a boom in high-rise construction and proposals. At 2012 Chestnut Street, at the junction of the two neighborhoods, a four-story brick building formerly occupied by the Philadelphia Housing Authority will be transformed into a 20-story edifice with a height of 253 feet, designed by Cope-Linder Architects. According to the developer Alterra Property Group, the redevelopment will include 200 units to the city, of which 160 will be market rate with the rest reserved for lower-middle-income individuals. The developer also plans to allocate 7,000 square feet on the ground floor for commercial space.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 1238 North Howard Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The building will feature a roof deck and will not exceed 48 feet in height, including the roof access pilot house. Maher Abdelaal is the listed design professional and Katz Deborah Grossberg and Phillips Brian Denny are the listed owners.
Permits have been filed for construction of a single-family structure at 2023 Oakford Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The structure will replace a empty lot with minor vegetation on site. Documents do state that the building will feature a roof deck. The property sits on the north side of a block between and Point Breeze Avenue and South 21st Street. The site is under the ownership of OAKFORD2023 LLC.
A mixed-use development is anticipated at 200 Race Street, located at the southwest corner of Race Street and North Second Street in the Old City neighborhood of Center City, a block south of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Originally proposed to stand 230 feet and 19 stories tall, has since been downsized to 65 feet and six stories after pushback from the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Revolution Development Group, the revised iteration will contain 6,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 49 residential units above.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a multi-family residential structure at 1917 West Susquehanna Avenue in North Central Philadelphia. The building will span a footprint of 1,296 square feet and will feature a roof deck. 2103 N Franklin LLC is the listed owner.