2630 West Girard Avenue. Looking southeast from Girard Avenue. Credit: ISA

160-Unit Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

A five-story, 160-unit residential complex is proposed at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Designed by ISA and developed by a ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward, the 127,200-square-foot development will span roughly three-quarters of the city block. The complex will include 9,300 square feet of ground-level retail, parking for 46 vehicles and 56 bicycles, two shared roof decks, and 34 private terraces.

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1810 Chestnut Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partnenrs

Vertical Extension to Add 19 Stories to 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

At number 27 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is the vertical addition proposed at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, which will add a slender 19-story structure atop an existing Freeman Auction House, bringing the total to 312 feet and 25 stories in height. Designed by Eric Leighton of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects and developed by Astoban Realty Group, the proposal will preserve the original prewar building’s façade and use the lower floor space for a commercial tenant, resident/tenant storage, parking, retail, and amenity space. The new tower will feature residential space, with the floors 20-24 split into two penthouses beneath the mechanical level at the 25th floor. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no progress at the moment, though a construction permit was issued on November 24.

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