The Ott Center of Track and Field at 2910 South Street. Credit: the University of Pennsylvania

Permits Issued for UPenn’s Ott Center for Track and Field in University City, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of the University of Pennsylvania’s Ott Center for Track and Field at 2910 South Street in University Center, West Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign, the $69.3 million development will be located at the on the southwest corner of the campus on the Schuylkill River waterfront, between the Schuylkill River Expressway and a railroad track and just beneath the South Street Bridge. The complex will span 72,000 square feet and will feature an indoor track and field facility with a banked track, long and high jump pits, a throwing area, and 990 spectator seats.

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418 Spring Garden Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Demolition Underway at 418 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has observed that demolition is currently underway at the site of a 12-story, 329-unit building proposed at 418 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the high-rise, also known as 5th + Spring Garden, will stand 137 feet tall to the top of the main roof and 152 feet tall to the top of the bulkhead. The ground floor will feature abundant commercial space. A total of 87 parking spaces will be included within the project.

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Credence Home Care Residences at 1901 West Westmoreland Street. Credit: J. Mark Wiedmann via the Civic Design Review

Credence Home Care Residences Proposed at 1901 West Westmoreland Street in Nicetown-Tioga, North Philadelphia

A Civic Design Review submission has revealed the plans for Credence Home Care Residences, a seven-story, 99-unit development proposed at 1901 West Westmoreland Street (full address 1901-11 West Westmoreland Street) in Nicetown-Tioga, North Philadelphia. The project, located at the northwest corner of West Westmoreland and North 19th streets, will consist of an expansion to an existing structure. Designed by J. Mark Wiedmann and developed by the Credence Home Care Agency, the development will span 97,017 square feet, which will feature 20 studios, 79 one-bedroom apartments (both age-restricted), a 4,579-square-foot adult day care facility, and 1,912 square feet of office space. Parking for 18 cars and 12 bicycles will also be provided.

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Rendering of 949 North Marshall Street. Credit: Gnome Architects.

Construction Underway at 949 North Marshall Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted that construction is well underway at a 34-unit townhouse complex planned at 949 North Marshall Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, the development will consist of homes each rising four stories tall. Each property will feature roof decks and rear balconies, and two-car garage, with a total of 68 parking spaces.

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Rendering of 1221-25 North 4th Street. Credit: Continuum Architecture.

Construction Anticipated at Engine 29 Firehouse at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington

Construction work has not yet started at Engine 29 Firehouse, a renovation and expansion project at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington, as noted in a recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY. The development will involve a rear five-story addition to the existing three-story firehouse. The ground floor of the existing structure will be renovated into commercial space, while the upper floors will be converted into nine residential units. Designed by Continuum Architecture, the new addition will allow the development to include an additional 20 residential units, as well as parking for 14 cars and 15 bicycles.

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