In the continuing descending order of Philadelphia YIMBY’s ongoing “category spotlight” series, which looks at some of the new article categories we introduced at the start of the year, is the group of new buildings that feature two to three residential units. The category almost exclusively covers smaller, typically rowhouse-sized developments, although in some cases it intersects with larger groups of buildings consisting of several such structures. Please see below for several such projects that we have covered this year so far.
1725 North 21st Street
Featured article: Construction Complete At Three-Unit Building At 1725 North 21st Street Near Temple University In Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia
Construction has been complete at a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1725 North 21st Street, near Temple University, in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. Designed by Casalina Design Group, Inc., the structure replaces a vacant lot on the east side of the block between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and West Montgomery Avenue. The development spans 3,480 square feet of interior space, lending an average of over 1,100 square feet per apartment, and features a cellar and two roof decks with sweeping skyline views.
2951 Frankford Avenue
Featured article: No Progress Yet At Site Of Two-Unit Rowhouse Proposed At 2951 Frankford Avenue In Port Richmond, Kensington
Last September, YIMBY reported that permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story mixed-use rowhouse at 2951 Frankford Avenue in Port Richmond, Kensington. Our recent site visit revealed that, five months later, no construction work of any kind has yet taken place at the site. The structure will span 3,374 square feet, which will be roughly evenly split between a business component (1,701 square feet) and two residences (1,673 square feet in total, with an average of 837 square feet per unit). The structure will feature full sprinkling and a roof deck.
1319-23 Schuylkill Avenue
Featured article: Work Stalled At Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed At 1319-23 Schuylkill Avenue In Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed an apparently complete work halt at the site of the three-story mixed-use building proposed at 1319-23 Schuylkill Avenue in the Forgotten Bottom section of Grays Ferry in South Philadelphia, near the Schuylkill River waterfront. The structure is planned to rise from a 1,124-square-foot ground footprint and contain 3,275 square feet of interior space, with 1,050 square feet of commercial space in the basement through the first floor and 1,130 and 1,120 square feet per unit for the two residential dwellings on the floors above. The building will be fully sprinkled and will feature a roof deck, which, given the structure’s relatively prominent height, promises to offer sweeping views of the Center City and University City skylines.
1939 Bainbridge Street
Featured article: Completion Nears At Two-Family Building At 1939 Bainbridge Street In Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction is nearly complete at a four-story, two-family building at 1939 Bainbridge Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The structure stands at the northern side of the block between South 19th and South 20th streets and replaces a stately prewar rowhouse. According to permits, the new building’s footprint spans 684 square feet and the interior spans 3,392 square feet, lending a sizable average of nearly 1,700 square feet per unit. Features include full sprinkling, a basement, rear balconies, and a rooftop deck, which likely offers sweeping views of the nearby Center City skyline.
2141 through 2153 Cross Street
Featured article: Six Residential Buildings Complete At 2141 Through 2153 Cross Street In Point Breeze, South Philadelphia
As Philadelphia’s ongoing renaissance is generating new growth throughout centrally located neighborhoods, the development boom is spreading to adjacent communities that have long been neglected by real estate developers. A prime example of this phenomenon may be found at the 2100 block of Cross Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philadelphia. In the past few years, the narrow and seemingly nondescript street, with a roadway measuring just around 14 feet wide, has seen a major influx of new development, both in the form of ground-up construction and vertical additions to existing buildings. YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that, over the course of the past year or so, construction has been completed at a back-to-back series of structures spanning from 2141 through 2153 Cross Street, undertaken by two different sets of developers and contractors. The buildings offer a total of eight residential units as well as retail space.
To see more similar developments, please visit the category page:
Residential unit count 2 to 3
Please note that the category page only includes a minority of relevant projects because the category was introduced relatively recently, and articles published before the start of the year are omitted.
You may see a full listing of categories for any given article at the bottom.
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