1429-31 Federal Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Superstructure Rises at 1429-31 Federal Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction is making progress at a four-story, 42-unit mixed-use residential and commercial development at 1429-31 Federal Street in Point BreezeSouth Philadelphia. The development rises on the north side of the block between South Broad Street and South 15th Street. Designed by Vincent Mancini, the development will span 34,668 square feet and feature retail space at the ground floor, a green roof, and parking for 14 bicycles. Permits list Top Gun Enterprises as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.8 million.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse. Image via Southern Land Company

Exterior Work Nearly Complete at The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The tallest development in Center City is wrapping exterior construction outside while work continues inside. At 1911 Walnut Street, The Laurel Rittenhouse dominates the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, the tower stands 604 feet and 48 stories tall, with a four-story podium to the north. The skyscraper will feature 185 rental units and 64 luxury condominiums, along with retail space, an Equinox gym, and amenity space in the podium and on the 27th floor.

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2043-51 North Front Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

Construction Anticipated at 2043-51 North Front Street in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has r3evealed that construction has not yet begun at a six-story, 35-unit residential building at 2043-51 North Front Street in Fishtown, though permits were issued last October. Designed by CANNOdesign, the building will rise six stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor and 35 bicycle spaces. Tester Construction is listed as the contractor.

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