Huge Lot Awaits Construction at 1001 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

At 1001 South Broad Street, at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia, a massive 4.4-acre lot has long remained empty, awaiting development as several proposals have been revealed on the site. The new project, designed by Cope Linder Architects, will soon rise to a height of 426 feet and feature 1,800,000 square feet of residential and retail space. Though the most recent design was unveiled in 2016, not a single shovelful of earth has yet been moved for construction.

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2501 Oakford Street, prior to renovation. Credit: Google Maps

Renovation Planned For Pre-War Loft at 2501 Oakford Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the renovation of a former industrial building located at 2501 Oakford Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. The former factory is set to receive an extra floor on top of the current four-story structure and to become home to 54 apartments as well as commercial space. Though not mentioned in the latest permit, a similar permit dating to May 2018 also called for artist studios and a roof deck, which would offer sweeping views since the tall-ceiled floors make the structure stand prominently above the low-rise surroundings. The owner is listed as 25th and Oakford LLC, with Reed St builders LLC listed as the contractor.

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