Toll Bros. Will Transform Broad & Noble Corner – OCF Realty

Project rendering

When we think of Toll Bros., we think of condos. Projects from this developer in Philadelphia have included Naval Square, Stamper Square, 2400 South, and a now under construction tower on Jewelers’ Row. But Toll Bros. is a huge company and also has a rental arm, and that business is finally dipping a toe in the Philadelphia market. This effort will take place at the corner of Broad & Noble, on a property that’s currently used as a surface parking lot.

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‘It takes a city’: Dispatch from Triple Bottom Brewing’s first months – Technical.ly Philly

Triple Bottom Brewing’s staff in their then-new space at 915 Spring Garden St. in April 2018.

(Photo via twitter.com/TripleBottomCo)

“I’ve wrestled a lot with whether what we’re doing is enough,” writes Tess Hart, cofounder of the Callowhill-based social enterprise that employs fair chance hiring practices.

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Seventeen Units Progressing on Noble Street With Not So Steamy Views – OCF Realty

View of the new buildings

We stumbled onto a row of new construction recently at the intersection of 9th & Noble and had a funny feeling we’d written about the project before. As is usually the case when we have these feelings, we have indeed covered this project before, back in 2016, when the property was an overgrown, fenced-in vacant lot. Back then, we told you that developers were planning six triplexes and a duplex for a total of 17 units, but the project was still awaiting ZBA approval so it wasn’t a guarantee that it would be happening. As you can see, they got their variance and construction has finally progressed over the course of this year.

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North Broad plaza could get public bathroom – WHYY

A rendering of a complex planned for North Broad, near the Rail Park. Neighbors want the developer to put a public bathroom in the project’s public plaza. (Courtesy of Toll Brothers/Barton Partners Architects/PlanPhilly)

Callowhill neighbors want a developer to address a persistent neighborhood problem: no place to pee.

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New Developer, Different Plan at Broad & Spring Garden – OCF Realty

Newest rendering

Per a story from Inquirer.com, Parkway has decided to sell the property to Alterra Property Group, and Alterra is taking a very different approach to the site. Instead of two separate buildings, they will build a single structure that rises seven stories. The building will contain a sizable retail space on the first floor, for which Alterra is targeting a supermarket, and we imagine that people in the area would welcome such an amenity. In the six stories above the potential market, we’d expect 498 apartments, though the Inquirer story indicated that some of those units might get switched out in favor of office space. If you have concerns about parking, rest assured, two levels of underground parking garage with 283 spots should satisfy any parking needs associated with the building. Here are some renderings from JKRP Architects, thanks to the Civic Design Review packet for the project.

Source: New Developer, Different Plan at Broad & Spring Garden – OCF Realty

First Look: Inside the massive new climbing gym that’s coming to Callowhill | PhillyVoice

The large warehouse on 10th and Callowhill will soon be home to The Cliffs at Callowhill – the first location outside of New York City.
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If you’re a rock climber living in Philadelphia, you’d know there’s not many options for you to climb in the city. But that has recently

Source: First Look: Inside the massive new climbing gym that’s coming to Callowhill | PhillyVoice

Apartment Building Under Construction on Ridge With Great Views of Vacant Lot – OCF Realty

View from the south

There’s a new apartment building under construction at 1111 Ridge Ave., a five-story edifice that will have 18 units and commercial space on the first floor. Construction is moving along pretty well, with the exterior fully framed and the windows already installed. We couldn’t tell you what business to expect on the first floor, but given the restaurants and the excellent concert venue around the corner on Spring Garden Street and the numerous ongoing projects in the area, we can imagine several possible tenants making it work at this location. And while we can’t quite tell what the finished product will look like, we do know that the building will have a rather unique appearance, thanks to the angled frontage on Ridge.

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Two of the 12 Most Anticipated Restaurants in Philadelphia, Fall 2019 – Eater Philly

rendering of restaurant exterior with sidewalk tables and a sign that says gabi
A rendering of Gabi, a new French cafe from Peter Woolsey
 Courtesy of Gabi

Gabi

Location: 339 N. Broad Street, North Broad/Callowhill

Key Players: Peter Woolsey, Kenneth Bush, Brad Histand

The Situation: Bistrot La Minette’s Peter Woolsey is heading to North Broad for another French restaurant, bringing along La Minette’s executive chef Kenny Bush and La Peg’s GM Brad Histand. Gabi, going in the new Hanover North Broad building, will be an Art Deco-styled all-day cafe with sidewalk seating, a bar, and dishes like French onion soup, steak frites, duck confit, and escargot.

Projected Opening: October

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A rendering of Cicala at the Divine Lorraine
 Courtesy of Cicala

Cicala at the Divine Lorraine

Location: 699 N. Broad Street, North Broad/Spring Garden

Key Players: Joe Cicala, Angela Cicala

The Situation: Chefs Joe Cicala, formerly of Le Virtu and Brigantessa, and Angela Cicala are working on Cicala at the Divine Lorraine in Philly’s rapidly changing North Broad Street corridor. The upscale eatery, set inside a historic hotel turned apartment building, will serve southern Italian fare.

Projected Opening: Early October

Source: The 12 Most Anticipated Restaurants in Philadelphia, Fall 2019 – Eater Philly