619 North Broad Street. Credit: Varenhorst

Renderings Revealed for 17-Story Building at 619 North Broad Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for 619 North Broad Street, a proposed 17-story building in Callowhill, North Philadelphia. The high-rise, designed by Varenhorst Architects and revealed on its website, is planned to stand 275 feet tall and consists of a rectangular five-story podium with an L-shaped section rising above, with a spacious outdoor terrace at the setback. No permits have been filed yet.

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901 Leland Street. Looking north. Credit: Google

Demolition Permits Filed for 901 Leland Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Last week, a zoning permit has been filed for the complete demolition of all structures on the lot at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. A single-story, pre-war warehouse currently spans the lot. Curiously, the permit seems to be a departure from another recent filing issued in late July, which called for the erection of a five-story addition to the existing one-story structure. 2036 Fairmount Ave LLC is the listed owner.

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Rendering Revealed for 24-Story Building at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Center City

The Durst Organization is proposing to replace a large parking lot at the Delaware River waterfront with a 290-foot, 24-story residential building at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Center City. Handel Architects have crafted the structure as a wide, jagged slab facing its broad side toward the river. The development will rise three-quarters as high as the nearby, 385-foot-tall Benjamin Franklin Bridge and will bring much-needed activity to the long-neglected stretch of the waterfront.

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