701 South Broad Street via OCF Realty

Facade Rises at Ovation aka Broad Street Flats at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered notable construction visit at Broad Street Flats, a seven-story mixed-use development rising at 701 South Broad Street in HawthorneSouth Philadelphia, since our last visit in April. Furthermore, a recent zoning submission indicates that the project’s name has been updated to Ovation, though the Broad Street Flats moniker also appears retained, at least for the time being. Designed by PZS Architects, the building will span 50,462 square feet (or 49,950 according to zoning blueprints) and feature commercial space and 50 residential units. Permits list Ferraro Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $8 million.

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748 North 40th Street. Building section. Credit: Haverford Square Designs via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 748 North 40th Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit residential building at 717 North 35th Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot on the west side of the block between Aspen and Brown streets. Designed by Haverford Square Designs, the building will feature parking for four bicycles, a basement, and a large roof deck reserved for the penthouse unit. Permits list Eugene Naydovich of Fitler Development as the contractor and a construction cost of $500,000.

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Rendering of Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-33 Chestnut Street. Credit: Lake Flato Architects.

YIMBY Shares Interior Renderings for UPenn’s Amy Gutmann Hall in University City, West Philadelphia

Last month, Philly YIMBY reported that a permit had been issued for the University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-23 Chestnut Street in University CityWest Philadelphia. Designed by Lake Flato Architects, with KSS Architects as the architect of record and Ground Control Collaborative as landscape designer, the building will rise six stories and span 115,954 square feet, and will feature classrooms, collaborative spaces for student projects, and a data science hub. While our previous reports on Amy Gutmann Hall focused on its exterior appearance, today we offer a glimpse into the interior of the proposed facility, and share several site plans not seen on YIMBY previously.

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2059 Germantown Avenue. Building section. Credit: Plato Marinakos of Plato Studio via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 2059 Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia East

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 2059 Germantown Avenue near Temple University in North Philadelphia East. The development will rise from a vacant lot at the southeast corner of the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Diamond Street. Designed by Plato Marinakos of Plato Studio, the building, alternately known as 2059-63 Germantown Avenue, will span 16,121 square feet and will feature 1,297 square feet of commercial space, elevator service, a cellar, and a roof deck, which promises to offer sweeping skyline views thanks to the structure’s prominence. Prestige Design is apparently both the owner and contractor, with permits listing Prestige Design on Germantown as the owner (at least on the blueprints; Amorski Investments LP is listed as the owner on the Department of Licenses and Inspections website) and Ofir Komerian of Prestige Design on Girard as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $1.8 million.

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1525 North 7th Street. Building section. Credit: Plato Marinakos of Plato Studio via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 1525 North 7th Street in Ludlow, Lower North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, six-unit apartment building at 1525 North 7th Street in Ludlow, Lower North Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between Jefferson and West Oxford streets. Designed by Plato Marinakos of Plato Studio, the building will span 10,162 square feet and feature a cellar and a roof deck. Prestige Design appears to be both the owner and contractor, with permits listing Prestige Design on Germantown as the owner of the site and Ofir Komerian of Prestige Design on Girard as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $260,000.

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