1600 North Broad Street (1406 Cecil B. Moore Avenue). Project rendering. Credit: JKRP Architects via the Civic Design Review

An In-Depth Look at 1600 North Broad Street Apartments Proposed Near Temple University in North Philadelphia

Last month, YIMBY introduced 1600 North Broad Street (alternately 1406 Cecil B. Moore Avenue), a 15-story, 245-unit residential development proposed across from the Temple University campus in North Philadelphia; today we take a closer look at information and imagery regarding the project. Designed by JKRP Architects, the structure will rise 189 feet tall, making a significant contribution to the local skyline, and span 238,090 square feet. The project is developed by Bart Blatstein‘s Tower Investments, which also developed the Edge and Avenue North buildings adjacent on either side of the new proposal. A total of 46 parking spaces will be added to the 16 that will be preserved at the site, and 82 bicycle parking spaces will be introduced. Despite its adjacency to the Temple campus, the development will cater to the general populace rather than exclusively to university students.

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2413 West Thompson Street. Looking north, May 2022. Credit: Google Maps

Three Multi-Family Buildings Proposed at 2403-07, 2413-17, and 2431-33 West Thompson Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia

Three multi-family apartment buildings have been proposed for construction on the same block in Sharswood, North Philadelphia. The trio will rise at three non-contiguous vacant lots at 2403-07, 2413-17, 2431-33 West Thompson Street, on the north side of the block between North 24th and North 25th streets. The three buildings will hold a total of 21 residential units. According to permits, the design team consists of Colliers Engineering & Design, Rhett N. Chiliberti, and John Hayes, Jr.. Frankel Enterprises is listed as the developer and Basch Builders is specified as the contractor.

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3900 Aspen Street. Credit: Haverford Square Designs

12-Unit Development Proposed at 3900 Aspen Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia

A three-story, 12-unit residential development is set to be constructed at 3900 Aspen Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The attached structure will replace a vacant lot situated on the southwest corner of Aspen and North 39th streets. Designed by Haverford Square Designs, the structure will span 5,600 square feet and will feature a basement and a private roof deck. Permits list ATG Construction as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $300,000.

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2113 East Norris Street. Street-facing elevations. Credit: Designblendz via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 2113 East Norris Street in Fishtown

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story two-family rowhouse at 2113 East Norris Street in Fishtown. The structure will replace a dilapidated three-story rowhome on the northeast side of the block between Amber Street and Trenton Avenue. Designed by Designblendz, the structure will span 4,389 square feet and will feature a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list Chris Steinbiss as the contractor.

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Rendering of 1031 Germantown Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Partial Permits Issued for 1031 Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story townhouse that is a part of a greater 20-unit townhome development at 1031 Germantown Avenue in Northern LibertiesNorth Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects, the development will span a wedge-shaped parcel bordered by Germantown Avenue to the southwest and West Allen Street to the north, and will comprise the first phase of a project that will include 15 more townhouses in the future.

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