Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

Rendering of 1701 North 2nd Street. Credit: Stuart Rosenberg Architects.

Construction Nearly Complete at 1701 North 2nd Street in Kensington

Philadelphia YIMBY has recently visited the site of a six-story mixed-use building that is nearing completion at 1701 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by Stuart Rosenberg Architects and developed by Brick Capital, the loft-styled structure, situated at the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, rises 70 feet tall to the main roof and 84 feet to the top of the elevator bulkhead. The development will feature commercial space on the ground floor, a roof deck, and parking for 23 cars. Permits list Bohler Engineering as a designer and City Center Construction Corp. as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $10 million.

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315 West Berks Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. September 2022

Construction Anticipated at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed no signs of construction at the site of a three-story, three-unit residential building proposed at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square. The development will replace a vacant lot situated on the north side of the block between North Orianna Street and North 4th Street. The structure will span a 1,026-square-foot ground footprint and will contain 3,787 square feet of interior space, which gives an average of just over 1,200 square feet per apartment. Building features will include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer unobstructed views in most directions. Permits list Jessie Claus as the owner, David McArthur as the design professional, and GTMO Development LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $250,000.

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Riverwalk at 60 North 23rd Street. Credit: PMC Property Group

Exterior Complete at Riverwalk South in Center City West

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has captured the completed exterior of Riverwalk South, a 362-foot-tall, 32-story high-rise under construction at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building stands next to the Schuylkill River and is part of the two-towered Riverwalk complex. The development is part of a new hub of high-rise buildings underway along and near Market Street.

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4134 Westminster Avenue. Building elevation. Credit: JT Ran Expediting via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 4134 Westminster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit rowhouse at 4134 Westminster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a vacant lot that is situated between two prewar rowhouses on the south side of the block between North Palm and North Holly streets. The building will span 3,430 square feet and will feature a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list JT Ran Expediting as the party behind the zoning filing and JPL Construction as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $280,000.

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3308 Fairmount Avenue. Building section. Credit: Haverford Square Designs via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 3308 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, twenty-unit apartment building at 3308 Fairmount Avenue (full address 3308-12 Fairmount Avenue) in MantuaWest Philadelphia. The development will rise on the south side of the block between Mantua Avenue and North 34th Street. Designed by Haverford Square Designs, the structure will span 15,124 square feet and will feature elevator service, roof decks, and parking for three cars and four bicycles. Permits list Haverford Sq GC as the general contractor.

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