The skyline of University City, West Philadelphia, has started to transform again as a large number of developments are on the way to change its profile. Among these, the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards development is on top of the list, which counts several confirmed towers: 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and 3151 Market Street along with 3025 Market Street, and Drexel Square. The east tower and 326-unit west tower were designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, while 3151 Market Street was designed by Gensler. The entire project was developed by Brandywine Realty Trust.
A recent site visit has revealed the completion of construction at The Maven, a 28-unit rental mixed-use development at 1533 Ridge Avenue in Francisville (alternately Fairmount), Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign and developed by Khosla Properties, the 23,665-square-foot project offers commercial space on the ground floor and residences consisting of studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. Tester Construction is the development’s general contractor. Permits list construction costs at $3.9 million.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed significant construction progress at a five-story, ten-unit apartment building at 721-23 North 16th Street in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. The structure rises on the east side of the block between Swain and Brown streets, in an area that may also be described as Francisville. Designed by M Architects / Morrissey Design, the project will hold a total of 11,048 square feet of interior space, which translates to an average of around 1,100 square feet per unit. The building will feature an elevator, a cellar, and a roof deck, which will likely offer sweeping skyline views due to the building’s prominent height. Permits list Mountfair Assoc. [sic] as the owner and Regis Development Corp. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $725,000.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted sustained construction progress at a six-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, Lower North Philadelphia. Developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the 46,792-square-foot project will feature commercial space at the ground floor. Permits list Jerry Roller as the design professional, Ferraro Construction as the contractor, and a construction cost of $5 million.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed no notable construction progress at the site of the 149-unit residential development planned at 801 North 19th Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia, aside from a large earthen berm that was not present at the time of our previous visit in April. Designed by NORR, the complex will consist of a five-story, 115-unit apartment building as well as 34 three-story townhouses clustered around an interior courtyard and parking lot. The 104,596-square-foot multi-family building will offer units spanning between 498 to 1,004 square feet, an amenity area situated at the fifth floor, and 52 parking spaces in a basement garage.