Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

Janney and Auburn Senior Apartments at 2855 Janney Street. Credit: Kramer and Marks Architects and Tantala Associates via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for Janney & Auburn Senior Apartments in Port Richmond, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of Janney & Auburn Senior Apartments, a four-story, 47-unit residential building proposed at 2855 Janney Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The development will replace an approximately 13,000-square-foot vacant lot bound by Janney Street to the northwest, East Auburn Street to the southwest, and Weikel Street to the southeast. Designed by Kramer+Marks Architects, with Tantala Associates providing zoning documentation, the project will hold a total of 48,000 square feet. Permits list Domus Inc. as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $13 million.

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1816 Seybert Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2022

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

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, as seen in a recent site visit by Philly YIMBY. 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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1238 North Howard Street. Building elevation and section. Credit: Interface Studio Architects LLC via the City of Philadelphia

Construction Still Stalled at 1238 North Howard Street in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has still not started at a single-family rowhouse at 1238 North Howard Street, near the junction of Fishtown and Olde Kensington, even though permits had been filed in October 2020 and issued in January of this year. Designed by Interface Studio Architects and developed by Callahan Ward (which also serves as the contractor), the building will rise three stories plus basement, hold 1,539 square feet, and feature a back yard and a roof deck.

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1326 Palethorp Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2022

Construction Still Not Started at 1326 Palethorp Street in Olde Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction has not yet started at a single-family dwelling proposed at 1326 Palethorp Street in Olde Kensington, though a zoning permit was issued in November 2020. The development is slated to replace a vacant lot on the west side of the block between West Thompson and Master streets, and will feature a roof deck. Detailed information on the project remains scarce, although permits list CANNOdesign as the contractor (which is likely a confusing word choice, as CANNOdesign is an architecture firm and the listing likely refers to it as an architectural contractor).

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Rendering of One Dock Street. Credit: BLT Architects.

One Dock Street Nearly Topped Out in Society Hill, Old City

Topping-out is rapidly approaching at One Dock Street, a 364-foot-tall, 31-story high-rise under construction in the Society Hill section of Old City in Center City. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the tower rises near the Delaware River waterfront and close to architect I.M. Pei‘s similarly-scaled Society Hill Towers; upon completion, One Dock Street will stand as the most significant contribution to the local skyline in half a century. The structure will span over 300,000 square feet of interior space and feature 272 rental units. Permits list Hunter Roberts Holdings LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $66.55 million.

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