A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction work has made significant progress at a four’story, five-unit multi-family development at 2628-32 Webster Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The project is situated on the southeast corner of Webster and South Taney streets, near the Schuylkill River. Designed by DesignBlendz, the building will span 9,795 square feet. Permits list Michael Treacy as the contractor.
The construction cost is specified at $1.4 million, with $999,075 allocated toward general construction, $210,000 for mechanical work, $146,925 for electrical work, and $44,000 for plumbing.
At the moment, the primary structure stands largely assembmed, with plywood covering the exterior. Although cladding has not yet been mointed onto the structure, the massing and apertures already resemble the final design, suggesting that the Constructivist-inspired, modern facade seen in the renderings has been retained during the development process.
Alyhough 2628-32 Webster Street appears off the beaten path in relation to South Philly as a whole, the project is situated in a surprisingly convenient position in relation to several notable points of interest. The new building rises just to the south of the Naval Square residential development and a few blocks south of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, where one glass-clad high-rise was constructed several years ago and three more towers are in various stages of development. The complex is situated right next to the Schuylkill River waterfront, where the river trail is a popular attraction for residents on both sides of the river. The adjacwnt South Street bridge offers access to University City on the river’s right bank, with the medical district located next to the bridge.
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End the gray metal panels/siding!No More. Stop the prevalent design trend defining Philadelphia.
I wish the city extended tax abatements to developers building projects relating to the neighborhoods architecturally. Lasting generations. Or just granting the abatement only if this material is never used again!
relating to the city neighborhoods and its past projects with