Permits have been issued for the constriction of a mixed-use building at 1640-48 North Hancock Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the development will rise six stories tall, with commercial space on the ground floor and 110 apartments on the floors above. In total, the structure will hold 119,155 square feet of interior space. A garage will be included within the building, providing parking for residents. Construction costs are listed at $10.5 million.
The 4th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. News of the apparently conceptual proposal come from SkyscraperPage user Fairmount Fellow, who spotted proposal images in a presentation they were privy to. No permits have yet been filed, yet images show a floor count of around 42 stories, and its location next to the recently proposed skyscraper at 113-121 South 19th Street suggests a height of around 550 feet. The images include a partial logo of Goodman Properties, which has a page for the building on its website. It is unclear whether Goodman intends to develop the building as pictured or if it is a conceptual presentation intended to attract investors or development partners.
Philadelphia YIMBY readers may have noticed an increase in recent coverage of One Cathedral Square, a 244-foot-tall, 23-story condominium that currently stands nearly topped out at 1701 Race Street in Logan Square, Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Exeter Property Group and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, with Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the contractor, the building will span 251,779 square feet of interior space and feature 273 condo residences, as well as ground-level retail space and landscaping, and incur a construction cost of $86 million. YIMBY ranked the structure at the 30th place on our December 2021 Development Countdown at the start of this month, and followed up with a report showing the building in greater detail two weeks later. With the month (and the year) wrapping to a close, we yet again have more progress to share, as, since the last update, the tower has added its prominent top floor as well as more glass on the exterior.
Permits have been issued for a six-story mixed-use building located at 1106-14 Spring Garden Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Varenhorst, the development will hold commercial space on the ground floor, with 79 residential units above. In total, the new building will yield 87,381 square feet of space. An underground parking garage will hold 27 spaces reserved for building residents, including two accessible spaces, one van space, and one electric vehicle space. The building will also include 28 bicycle spaces and a green roof will be located at the top of the building. Construction costs are listed at $22 million.
The 4th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to Arthaus, a 542-foot-tall, 47-story condominium high-rise under construction at 311 South Broad Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, with INTECH Construction as the contractor, the tower will offer 108 condo units, serviced by an extensive amenity package, as well as ground-level retail and underground parking.