A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction is making progress at a four-story, 42-unit mixed-use residential and commercial development at 1429-31 Federal Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The development rises on the north side of the block between South Broad Street and South 15th Street. Designed by Vincent Mancini, the development will span 34,668 square feet and feature retail space at the ground floor, a green roof, and parking for 14 bicycles. Permits list Top Gun Enterprises as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.8 million.
At the moment, the plywood-clad structure stands one story high, showing moderate construction progress since our visit in January, when excavation has just began. Below are a few previously unreleased photos of how the site appeared at the time.
The development at 1429-31 Federal Street stands at a prime site half a block west of the Ellsworth-Federal Station on the Broad Street Line, and could have easily accommodated a building with a much greater height and residential unit count than the one being built at this time. However, we still look forward to further construction progress on the development.