A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted that construction has topped out at a 327-unit multi-family development at 4519 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the building is projected to rise six stories tall and span 223,848 square feet. Project features include parking for 92 cars and 154 bicycles.
When YIMBY last visited the site in May of last year, the structure had only begun to rise above ground level, with the concrete cores standing several stories high. By now, the structure has largely been assembled and the windows have been installed. Although facade work has not yet begun, the exterior already starts to resemble the renderings, where vertical window bays add a pleasant touch of verticality to the hulking, predominantly horizontal structure.
4519 Chestnut Street stands on the north side of the block between South 45th and South 46th streets, in a rapidly developing neighborhood that, in effect, acts as an expansion of adjacent University City. The route 21 bus line runs along Chestnut Street, and the 46th Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line is situated on Market Street around two blocks to the northwest.