Articles by Colin LeStourgeon

Permits Issued for a 220-Unit Extension at Garden Court Plaza at 4701-29 Pine Street in Garden Court, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 220-unit mixed-use project at 4701-29 Pine Street in Garden Court (alternately Walnut Hill), West Philadelphia. The development, covered in detail in an August article, will consist of a six-story extension above an existing single-floor garage structure, and serve as an expansion to the Garden Court Plaza, a 13-story prewar apartment tower at 4701 Pine Street. Designed by BLT Architects, the project will hold a total of 198,569 square feet of space (not counting the prewar tower), of which 181,119 square feet will come from the newly built floors. The ground floor will hold commercial space and 66 parking spaces. A roof deck will be situated on the second floor. Construction costs are estimated at $35 million.

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Permits Issued for a Four-Unit Structure at 1512 North 26th Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 1512 North 26th Street in BrewerytownNorth Philadelphia. The building will stand four stories tall and will hold four residential units, meaning that each unit will likely take up an entire floor. The building will offer a total of 5,239 square feet of space. Fenix Construction Group is the listed owner. Construction costs for the project are estimated at $660,000.

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Wharton Flats at 1283 South 9th Street via Hightop Real Estate

Façade Work Wraps Up at Wharton Flats in Passyunk Square, South Philadelphia

Façade work is wrapping up at Wharton Flats, a four-story, mixed-use project under construction at 1283 South 9th Street in Passyunk SquareSouth Philadelphia. Developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the project consists of 21 apartments, three townhomes, and a 5,400-square-foot commercial space. The building gained approval in June 2018, and construction began shortly after. The building stands across the street from Pat’s King of Steaks and down the block from Geno’s Steaks, two of Philadelphia’s most iconic cheesesteak restaurants.

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Renderings Revealed for a Nine-Townhome Development at 2001-13 Abigail Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a four-story, nine-townhome development at 2002-13 Abigail Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The homes feature two design variants, where the five at the northwest corner will include parking, while the four homes to the southeast will not. Catalyst City Development, the developer, is also in charge of the residential conversion of the historic Harbisons Dairy across the street, which YIMBY covered last October.

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