A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work has made significant progress at Station Square, a five-story, 49-unit mixed-use development taking shape at 308 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The project, also known under its full address of 308-16 West Chelten Avenue, is designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners and Zatos Investments, with Tester Construction Group as the contractor. The development will span 42,459 square feet and feature a roof deck and full sprinkling. Permits list a construction cost of $6.5 million.
YIMBY first reported on the development in March 2021, when permits were issued. By August, the unremarkable two-story commercial building that stood at the site had been torn down and a groundbreaking ceremony was held. Nearly a year later, our site visit reveals that the masonry core has been topped out, the steel-framed ground level has been assembled, and the wooden superstructure has risen to the third floor.
Station Square takes its name from its location directly next to the Chelten Avenue regional rail station, which offers a 20- to 25-minute commute to University City and Center City. The Chelten Avenue commercial corridor, which extends between the Chelten Avenue and Germantown stations, is seeing significant development growth at the moment.
Over the past week, YIMBY reported that work is underway on Chelten Terminal, a four-story, 49-unit project under construction nearby at 234 West Chelten Avenue, and that construction is pending at two more proximate projects at 139 West Chelten Avenue and at 225 West Rittenhouse Street.
The official developer webpage for Station Square states that completion is expected in fall.
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These builders are banking on the draw of SEPTA. That my work during the week, but if you miss your train on the weekend, you will have a full two-hour wait for the next train!