Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

3618-32 Haverford Avenue. Credit: Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture via Civic Design Review

YIMBY Shares Extensive Project Details for 61-Unit Building Proposed at 3618-32 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Earlier this month, Philly YIMBY shared several renderings for a four-story, 61-unit mixed-use development planned at 3618-32 Haverford Avenue in MantuaWest Philadelphia. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture (HDO Architecture) and developed by The HOW Group, the building will rise 45 feet tall, span 60,280 square feet, and offer ground-floor commercial space, two elevators, tenant storage, parking for 22 bicycles, outdoor landscaped space for residents, a roof deck, and a green roof. Today we share an extensive collection of renderings, plans, and diagrams for the proposed building as seen in its Civic Design Review submission.

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The Terrace on 18th at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Credit: Pearl Properties

YIMBY Looks at Rental Apartments at The Terrace on 18th in Logan Square, Center City

Earlier this year, YIMBY shared exterior photos of The Terrace on 18th, an adaptive reuse/residential conversion project for a 267-foot-tall, 27-story high-rise at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City. Designed by the architecture firm of Stonorov & Haws and completed in 1964 as the Plaza Apartments, the cylindrical Brutalist tower later served as a hotel known as Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center. Over the course of the past year, developer Pearl Properties had once again thoroughly overhauled the structure, this time converting it to 288 rental apartments. Today YIMBY looks at the unique, wedge-shaped unit layouts that resulted from the building’s unusual form.

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80 East Sharpnack Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2022

Completion Nears at 80 East Sharpnack Street in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction work is nearing completion at a townhouse complex at 80 East Sharpnack Street in Mount AiryNorthwest Philadelphia. The six attached single-family dwellings are situated along Magnolia Street, although the site’s location at the corner of Sharpnack Street gives the project an address at the latter. Designed by Ruggiero Plante Land Design, with ANC Builders Inc. as the contractor, each building rises three stories tall and spans 2,238 square feet, with a height measuring 38 feet to the main roof and 48 feet to the top of the pilot house. The rowhouses share a common rear drive aisle, which provides access to in-building garages.

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2201 East Tioga Street. Credit: Designblendz via the Civic Design review

YIMBY Shares an In-Depth Overview of 73-Unit Development Planned at 2201 East Tioga Street in Port Richmond, Kensington

Earlier this month, Philadelphia YIMBY shared a selection of renderings for a four-story, 73-unit residential development proposed at 2201 East Tioga Street in Port RichmondKensington. Designed by Designblendz Architecture, the project will offer 62,825 square feet of residential space, as well as parking for 62 cars. Today we share an extended package of renderings, plans, and diagrams for the project, as seen in its Civic Design Review submission.

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Station Square at 308-16 West Chelten Avenue. Credit: Tester Construction Group

Construction Underway at Station Square at 308 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work has made significant progress at Station Square, a five-story, 49-unit mixed-use development taking shape at 308 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The project, also known under its full address of 308-16 West Chelten Avenue, is designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners and Zatos Investments, with Tester Construction Group as the contractor. The development will span 42,459 square feet and feature a roof deck and full sprinkling. Permits list a construction cost of $6.5 million.

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