Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

26 South 42nd Street. Building elevations. Credit: Coscia Moos Architecture via the City of Philadelphia

YIMBY Looks at Project Details for 63-Unit Building Planned at 26 South 42nd Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Last December, YIMBY reported that permits were issued for the construction of a seven-story, 63-unit mixed-use development at 26 South 42nd Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. The project will rise on the on the northwest corner of Chestnut and South 42nd streets, on the western periphery of University City. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the structure will span 56,664 square feet and will include 4,828 square feet of retail. The building will provide parking for 42 bicycles well above the 22-space requirement, and nine off-site car parking spaces in a garage across the street at 4141-47 Chestnut Street. Permits list IMC Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $6.8 million. Today we share plans, elevations, and technical details for the project that were not available in our previous publication.

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Rendering of 5521 Wayne Avenue. Credit: Canno Design.

Construction Anticipated at 5521 Wayne Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction work has not yet begun at the six-story, 50-unit building proposed at 5521 Wayne Avenue in GermantownNorthwest Philadelphia, even though permits were filed around half a year ago. Designed by CANNOdesign, the structure will span 41,674 square feet and will include ground-level commercial space, elevator service, a green roof, and full sprinkling. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $6.5 million.

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809 Diamond Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2022

Foundations Underway at 809 Diamond Street in North Philadelphia East

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that foundation work is currently underway at a four-story, 11-unit multi-family building at 809 Diamond Street in North Philadelphia East. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure will span 11,360 square feet and feature a roof deck. Permits list Tester Construction as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $1.5 million.

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1816 Seybert Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2022

Construction Anticipated at 1816 Seybert Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that, although permits have been filed in 2020 and 2021 and were issued in January, construction has not yet begun at the three-story single-family rowhouse proposed at 1816 Seybert Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot on the south side of the block between North 18th and North 19th streets, situated a block east of the Girard College campus Designed by Carolina Pena of Parallel Architecture Studio LLC, the structure will span 1,987 square feet and will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and full sprinkling. Permits list BI Direct LLC as the contractor.

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1312 North 6th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2022

Foundations Underway at 1312 North 6th Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that foundation work is underway at a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1312 North 6th Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia. The property ismsituated on the west side of the block between West Thompson and Master streets. Permits list Santech Construction Corp. as the contractor and a construction cost of $685,000.

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