21M at 2100 Market Street; rendering as seen from the corner of Market Street and North 22nd Street. Credit: Brandywine Realty Trust

Construction Still Pending at 21M in Center City West

As expected, a recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered no signs of new construction at the site of 21M, a 350-foot-tall mixed-use tower proposed at 2100 Market Street in Center City West. Developed by the Brandywine Realty Trust, the project has been in the works for several years and has seen various iterations, with the latest one designed by Edry McHenry Architects. Since we last looked at the project for our most recent December countdown, no permits have been filed nor has any progress has been made at the site, where a parking lot continues to operate.

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1148-62 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: OOMBRA Architects

Site Prep Underway at 1148-62 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has documented construction at a five-story, 59-unit mixed-use development proposed at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Also known under its full address of 1148-62 Frankford Avenue, the project will span 42,100 square feet and will include a renovation and retail conversion of the 19th-century Kensington National Bank as well as construction of a five-story apartment building at the site of the bank’s parking lot. The Wells Fargo Bank branch currently situated in the existing building will be relocated to the new structure. Designed by OOMBRA Architects, the development will include 20 parking spaces for commercial customers, elevator service for residents, 20 bicycle spaces, and a roof deck. Permits list Wells Fargo Bank as the owner and Reed St. Builders LLC, and a construction cost of $9.25 million.

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2545 North Howard Street

Construction Complete at 2545 North Howard Street in West Kensington

In September 2020, YIMBY reported that permits had been filed for a three-story single-family rowhouse at 2545 North Howard Street in West Kensington. Since that time, construction has been completed on the four-bedroom, three-bathroom project, and today we look at the end result. The structure replaces a vacant lot on the east side of the block between West Cumberland and West Huntingdon streets. According to permits, the building spans 2,000 square feet (though real estate listings list the property at 2,520 square feet, a figure that likely also includes the basement) and features a roof deck. Permit documents list Paul Dietz III as the architect and Gezim Kupa as the contractor.

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3151 Market Street via Brandywine Realty

Excavation Underway at 3151 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit has revealed that excavation work is well underway at 3151 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Gensler and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the building will rise 226 feet and 14 stories and will span 495,000 square feet. The structure will house office and laboratory space, as well as retail on the ground floor.

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1101 Walnut Street. Rendering credit: JKRP Architects

Site Prep Underway at 1101 Walnut Street in Midtown Village, Center City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed slow yet noticeable progress at the construction site of the 18-story, 198-unit tower proposed at 1101 Walnut Street in Midtown VillageCenter City. Designed by JKRP Architects, the development will span 138,150 square feet. The ground floor will hold 4,420 square feet of retail space and the fourth floor will feature 6,281 square feet of office and amenities. The project will also include 34 off-site parking spaces, as well as storage for 68 bicycles.

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