12-14 South 43rd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

YIMBY Looks at Recently Completed Ludlow 43 in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Philadelphia YIMBY has recently visited Ludlow 43, a recently completed residential building at 12-14 South 43rd Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. The building rises six stories and 76 feet tall, making it one of the larger buildings in the area. The development features 18 residential units, which include eight one-bedrooms, five two-bedroom, three three-bedroom, and two four-bedroom apartments. Also featured in the development will be five parking spaces, a fitness center, and a roof deck.

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Garden Court Plaza at 4701-29 Pine Street. Credit: BLT Architects

Construction Underway at Garden Court Plaza at 4701-29 Pine Street in Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction is progressing at Garden Court, a seven-story, 220-unit extension of an existing building at 4746-48 Spruce Street in Garden Court (alternately Walnut Hill), West Philadelphia. Designed by PZS Architects, the project will allocate 149,590 square feet for apartments, 5,700 square feet of residential amenities, around 29,000 square feet of indoor commercial space (plus a 1,500-square-foot commercial tenant terrace) and parking for around 28 cars and 76 bicycles.

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7101 Woodland Avenue. Zoning submission. Credit: Mass Architecture Studio via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 7101 Woodland Avenue in Elmwood Park, Southwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 7101 Woodland Avenue in Elmwood Park, Southwest Philadelphia. The development is proposed on the western corner of the intersection of Woodland Avenue and South 71st Street. Designed by Mass Architecture Studio, the building will span 34,285 square feet, of which around 14,200 square feet will be used for business and medical office space. Project features will include a green roof, as well as parking for nine cars and ten bicycles. Permits list Andrew Ferguson as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $3.5 million.

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4211-13 Chestnut Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Construction Progresses at 4211 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has recorded the latest construction progress at a seven-story, 100-unit apartment building at 4211 Chestnut Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. Also known under its full address of 4211-13 Chestnut Street (where YIMBY’s prior coverage of the project may be found), the development is situated on the north side of the block between South 42nd and South 43rd streets. The structure will span 68,210 square feet and will feature a basement, a shared roof deck, and a parking garage. Permits list 4211 Chestnut LLC as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $4 million.

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4251 Sansom Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Construction Complete at 4251 Sansom Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted that construction work is complete at a three-story, four-unit multi-family building at 4251 Sansom Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. The structure stands on the north side of the block between South 42nd and South 43rd streets, just to the east of its twin at 4253 Sansom Street, which was completed around a year earlier. Designed by Kore Design Architecture, the structure spans 5,613 square feet, which translates to a generous 1,403 square feet per unit. Permits list Northeast Builders LLC as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $400,000.

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