Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

3314 Fairmount Avenue. Credit: KCA Design Associates

Design Updates Released for 90-Unit Project at 3314 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Earlier this year, KCA Design Associates submitted a Civic Design Review document to the Philadelphia Planning Commission for a six-story, 90-unit residential building proposed at 3314 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The project, developed by DTEG Investments, LLC, will span a L-shaped through-block site between Melon Street and Fairmount Avenue and span 82,776 gross square feet, including 5,200 square feet of industrial space. A revised CDR document was released on On October 9th, showing changes to the design.

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2001-2013 Abigail Street. Looking east. Credit: Google

Permits Filed for Nine Buildings at 2001-2013 Abigail Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been filed for the construction of nine single-family structures at 2001-2013 Abigail Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The September filing follows a July permit to create nine lots from six lots spanning a large vacant site at the corner of Abigail Street and Coral Street. The buildings, located on parcels G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, and O will span from footprints ranging from 546 to 763 square feet. Each building will include a roof deck. Buildings on sites J through K will also feature larger footprints (741 to 763 square feet), parking garages, and second-story decks in the rear. CCD 105 LLC is the listed owner for the combined site.

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2400 East Huntingdon Street. Credit: KCA Design Associates via the Civic Design Review

150-Unit Residential Building Proposed at 2400 East Huntingdon Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

This year has seen a steady stream of construction filings around Kensington, mostly in the lowrise, small-scale category. In a sign of accelerating growth of the local real estate market, developer Greenpointe Construction, Inc. is proposing a seven-story, 150-unit residential structure at 2400 East Huntingdon Street, designed by KCA Design Associates. At approximately 85 feet in height, the building will be the tallest in the Olde Richmond neighborhood, and one of the area’s largest apartment buildings at 122,500 total square feet. The complex will also include 11,900 square feet of retail and a garage for 45 vehicles.

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113-121 South 19th Street. Credit: Pearl Properties/DAS Architecture

567-Foot-Tall Skyscraper Revealed at 113-121 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The Rittenhouse Square area is poised for dramatic skyline changes in the coming years, where the 599-foot-tall Laurel is the city’s tallest under-construction building. Yesterday, a Civic Design Review document revealed Pearl Properties’ plan for a 567-foot-tall tower at 113-121 South 19th Street. The svelte, 567-foot-tall, 49-story, 267,874-square-foot skyscraper will incorporate existing historic buildings into the base and will include 30,180 square feet of commercial space at the lower floors and 183 residential units above. DAS Architecture and Planning is the project architect.

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7165 Keystone Street. Credit: Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture

102-Unit Residential Building Proposed for 7165 Keystone Street in Tacony, Northeast Philadelphia

A six-story, 102-unit residential building is proposed at 7165 Keystone Street in the Tacony neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. A Civic Design Review document submitted by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture earlier this year reveals the details on the 115,252-square-foot structure that will rise as an encore to the adjacent Keystone Lofts, sited in a two-story prewar industrial building. The structure will feature an industrial space at the ground floor, studio to two-bedroom apartments on the floors above, and 35 parking spaces in the rear.

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