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

Examining the 160-Unit Complex Proposed for 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Last year, Philly YIMBY announced the proposal of a five-story, 160-unit residential complex at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Today we take an in-depth look at the 127,200-square-foot development designed by ISA and developed by a ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward, which will include 9,300 square feet of ground-level retail, parking for 46 vehicles and 56 bicycles, two shared roof decks, 34 private terraces, and other details revealed in last year’s Civic Design Review presentation.

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Schuylkill Yards Bulletin Building. Photo by Thomas Koloski

The Bulletin Building Nears Completion at 3025 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia

The 14-acre, multi-tower Schuylkill Yards development is gaining traction as completion nears at the first building, the four-story Bulletin Building at 3025 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Originally built in 1954, the commercial building has been incorporated into the greater development and overhauled on the outside and inside by developer Brandywine Realty Trust, which is responsible for the whole Schuylkill Yards project, and Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, which is also designing a number of buildings in the development. The modern renovation includes office, lab and science space, as well as 10,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Spark Therapeutics is the building’s primary tenant.

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