Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

1003 West Dauphin Street. Looking north. March 2023. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for 1003 West Dauphin Street Near Temple University in North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, five-unit residential building at 1003 West Dauphin Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a vacant lot located on the north side of the block between North 10th and North 11th streets. The development will span 4,930 square feet and feature a basement and a roof deck. Permits list Olympia Construction as the contractor.

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Rendering of Bloc24 at 613 South 24th Street. Credit: Moto Designshop

Construction Underway at Bloc24 at 613 South 24th Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted that construction is well underway at Bloc24, a five-story, eight-unit residential project at 613 South 24th Street (alternately known as 613-19 South 24th Street) in Graduate HospitalSouth Philadelphia. Designed by Moto Designshop, the structure will feature elevator service, a fresh food market at the ground floor, and an expansive roof deck that will span most of the rooftop and offer dramatic views of the nearby Center City skyline. Permits list 617 South 24th St LLC as the owner and Morgan Plecenik as the contractor, and indicate a construction cost of $1.5 million.

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1208 Chestnut Street. Credit: SgRA / Michael Alhadad

Proposal Site Sits Dormant at 1208 Chestnut Street in Midtown Village, Center City

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed no construction progress of any sort at the site of a 49-unit apartment building at 1208 Chestnut Street in Midtown Village, Center City, even though demolition permits have already been issued for the dilapidated three-story structure currently occupying the property. Designed by SgRA and developed by Michael Alhadad, the building will span a narrow, through-block lot on the block between South 12th and South 13th streets, stretching north-south from Chestnut Street to Sansom Street. The building will span 51,436 square feet and will feature a basement, ground-floor commercial space, full sprinkling, and a roof deck. Permits specify Christian A. Sanchez as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $5.5 million.

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769 South 20th Street. Building elevations. Credit: KCA Design Associates via the City of Philadelphia Department of Planning and Development

Construction Underway at 769 South 20th Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction is well underway at a three-story single-family rowhouse at 769 South 20th Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The new building will replace a vacant lot sited on the east side of the block between Fitzwater Street and Catharine Street. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure will span 2,980 square feet and will feature a basement and a roof deck. Permits list the New Philadelphia Building and Design Group as the contractor.

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2138 North 9th Street. Site conditions prior to redevelopment. Looking west. March 2023. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for 2138 North 9th Street Near Temple University

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit apartment building at 2138 North 9th Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia East. The structure will rise from a vacant lot situated on the west side of the block between Diamond Street and West Susquehanna Avenue. The development will span 4,514 square feet and feature roof deck. Permits list Miguel Mota (aka Michael Mota) as the design professional in responsible charge and Gazi Ataseven as the contractor.

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