A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction of foundations is well underway at a nine-unit townhouse complex at 316-20 South 11th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Although construction permits have been filed in November, our recent site visit has revealed that construction work has not yet begun on the development. According to permits, all nine buildings will be fairly similar, if not altogether identical. Each will span a 1,241-square-foot footprint and offer 4,589 square feet of space, which would make for a regal interior in any part of the city, let alone such a centrally located one. Permits list OCF Construction as the contractor.
The total cost of construction per townhouse is listed at $694,500, of which $650,000 will be allocated toward general construction work, $18,000 for mechanical work, $14,500 for plumbing work, and $12,000 for electrical work.
Renderings show exteriors crafted in a stately manner well-matched to the centrally-sited, top-market luxury properties. The townhouses will sport tall paneled windows and facades of cream-colored brick articulated in a classical manner, with an understated yet well-defined base, herringbone bond brick spandrels between the windows, dark metal accents, an ornamental horizontal band above the second story, and a sumptuous cornice with a dentil course along the parapet.
Even though the proportions seem a bit off, the development will exude a classy presence worthy of old world London or, indeed, prewar Center City in Philly. Wall sconces mounted at the pilasters between the windows, combined with sidewalk planters, will further enhance the pedestrian experience.
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What are they waiting for to start construction?
Construction has started they just finished the foundations
I live around the corner on Rodman Street are these houses built yet