Toll gets new permit for Jewelers Row residential tower

Several properties on Jewelers Row would be leveled under Toll Bros. plan for a residential tower on the Center City shopping street.

Home builder Toll Bros. has received a permit to combine six parcels on the Jewelers Row shopping street into a single property and to build a 24-story residential tower at the site.

The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections granted the zoning permit to Horsham-based Toll last week, about five months after the company let an earlier permit for a 29-story condo building lapse by failing to provide the city agency with requested details about its proposal.

The new permit involves the consolidation of the properties at 702, 704, 706-08, 710 and 712-14 Sansom St., and of 128 S. Seventh St. into a single parcel, according to details posted on L&I’s website. All but 712-14 Sansom St.would be demolished under the plan, according to the permit details.

The tower replacing the demolished buildings would house 85 residential units and a single commercial space facing Sansom Street.

Under the permitting process, Toll still must present its proposal to the Philadelphia Civic Design Review board, which offers nonbinding suggestions concerning the city’s biggest development projects.

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