Riverwalk, looking southeast. Credit: PMC Property Group

YIMBY Looks at Rental Amenities at Riverwalk at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West

Recently, Philadelphia YIMBY published an overview of Riverwalk, also known as Riverwalk Philly, a rental complex at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West (alternately Logan Square). Designed by Gensler and developed and built by the PMC Property Group, the development consists of two high-rise buildings that will offer a total of 711 rental units. The 315-foot-tall, 28-story, 331-unit Riverwalk North is already open for residents, while the slightly larger, 362-foot-tall, 32-story, 380-unit Riverwalk South is still under construction. Today, YIMBY looks at the development’s 50,000-square-foot amenity suite and the development’s extensive resident services.

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2023 Oakford Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2022

Construction Complete at Three-Story Rowhouse at 2023 Oakford Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

A three-story single-family rowhouse stands complete at 2023 Oakford Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia, as YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed. The building rises from a 600-square-foot footprint and boasts 2,000 square feet of interior space, full sprinkling, and a roof deck that overlooks the Center City skyline. Permits list Oakford2023 LLC as the owner, Paul Dietz as the design professional, and Bekim Daku as the contractor. The total construction cost is listed at $176,000, of which $12,000 apiece is allocated for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse. Image via Southern Land Company

Facade Nearly Complete at The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The facade is nearly complete at The Laurel Rittenhouse, one of the most highly anticipated projects in Philadelphia. The tower rises at 1911 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Center City, just across the street from Rittenhouse Square Park. The tower was previously stated to stand 599 feet feet tall, but recent documents reveal an actual height of 604 feet. The skyscraper rises 48 stories tall, with two additional mechanical floors, and will feature 185 rental apartments and 65 condominium units. A three-story podium containing amenity space will be attached at the north side of the main building.

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2028 Dorrance Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2022

Three-Story Rowhouse Topped Out at 2028 Dorrance Street in West Passyunk, South Philadelphia

In October 2020, Philly YIMBY reported that permits have been filled for a three-story single-family rowhouse at 2028 Dorrance Street in West Passyunk, South Philadelphia. Our recent site visit revealed that, since that time, the wood-framed structure has been assembled, rising prominently over its two-story prewar neighbors. The structure rises from a 525-square-foot footprint and spans 1,529 square feet. The building will include a basement and a roof deck, which, given the structure’s prominence, will offer unobstructed views of the Center City skyline. Permits list Elle TY Woods and Godze Yilmaz as the owners, with the latter also listed as the contractor (as Godze Yilmaz Inc.) The total cost of construction work is specified at $133,000, of which $100,000 is allocated for general construction, $14,000 for plumbing work, $10,000 for mechanical work, and $9,000 for electrical work.

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604 McKean Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2022

No Progress Yet at Site of Rowhouse at 612 McKean Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

In December 2019, a permit has been issued for the construction of a three-story detached residential building at 612 McKean Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia. Since that time, more than two years later, construction has not yet started at the site, as revealed by our recent site visit. The permits describe the structure as offering 4,351 square feet. Notably, the permit contradicts itself as the description describes the proposal as a single-family residence while the field below lists the structure type as two-family. Shanika Wilson is listed as the owner and Tobias Stokes as the contractor. The cost of construction work is specified at $100,000.

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