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Museum Towers II is another big apartment development in Fairmount (Franklintown), but also has some townhouses

Another major rental housing development is about to be built in the Fairmount (Franklintown) neighborhood, just north of the Ben Franklin Parkway.  This new development will be an extension of the Museum Towers apartment building at 18th and Spring Garden and … Continue reading

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Folsom Powerhouse will add some of the most modern and sustainable housing in the Francisville neighborhood

My second article on this blog was about the up-and-coming Francisville neighborhood, just north of the Spring Garden neighborhood.  Francisville is the oldest neighborhood of North Philadelphia and the original streets were laid out to be parallel and perpendicular to … Continue reading

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Former State Office Building is renovated into apartments at Broad and Spring Garden Streets

The large former State Office Building, on the southwest corner of Broad and Spring Garden Streets, has recently been converted to luxury apartments by Tower Development.  The newly renovated property is called Tower Place, and it consists of 204 luxury rental … Continue reading

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New apartment tower and hotel to be built soon on the 1200 block of Walnut Street

In recent months, I’ve written about highrise apartment towers in Center City, west of Broad Street, and in University City, that are under construction or will be very soon.  I am pleased to announce a new highrise apartment tower is … Continue reading

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Southstar Lofts to animate and add presence to the underdeveloped intersection of Broad and South

The northeast corner of the rather underdeveloped, and under-appreciated, intersection of Broad and South Streets is being redeveloped with a modern and upscale apartment building, called Southstar Lofts.  The developer is Dranoff Properties, who developed the nearby Symphony House Condominiums … Continue reading

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New apartment and retail recreates the 1600 block of Sansom Street

A new eight storey apartment building is being built on the 1600 block of Sansom Street, between the Hotel Palomar and the Oakwood Apartments.  The Sansom, being developed by Pearl Properties and designed by DAS Architects, will contain 104 newly constructed apartments and … Continue reading

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