A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY shows that, two and a half years after permit issue, construction has still not begun at a four-story, 18-unit building proposed at 1731 Washington Avenue in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. Our photographs show no new progress at the site bound by Washington Avenue to the south, South Bouvier Street to the east, and South 18th Street to the west. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the building will span 36,336 square feet and will feature ground-level commercial space, elevator service, balconies, a roof deck, and 24 parking spaces (20 of which are listed as mechanical, i.e. automated), as well as storage for 21 bicycles. Permits list Mik Mar Associates as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.6 million.
The structure will rise around 48 feet to the main roof and 60 feet to the top of the elevator bulkhead. The garage will be accessible from South 18th Street.
1731 Washington Avenue will rise catty-corner across from Chew Playground, a block-sized park. The Ellsworth-Federal Station on the Broad Street subway line sits several short blocks to the southeast. Route 2, 17, and 64 buses service the immediate vicinity.