Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 220-unit mixed-use project at 4701-29 Pine Street in Garden Court (alternately Walnut Hill), West Philadelphia. The development, covered in detail in an August article, will consist of a six-story extension above an existing single-floor garage structure, and serve as an expansion to the Garden Court Plaza, a 13-story prewar apartment tower at 4701 Pine Street. Designed by BLT Architects, the project will hold a total of 198,569 square feet of space (not counting the prewar tower), of which 181,119 square feet will come from the newly built floors. The ground floor will hold commercial space and 66 parking spaces. A roof deck will be situated on the second floor. Construction costs are estimated at $35 million.
4701 Pine Street
Two days ago, the Philadelphia Department of City Planning published a Civic Design Review document outlining the details for a major expansion of Garden Court Plaza, an extant apartment complex at 4701 Pine Street in the Garden Court neighborhood in West Philadelphia. BLT Architects presented an extensive set of annotated images showing a six-story addition atop a sprawling one-story garage adjacent to a 13-story, pre-war apartment building. The extension would stand 89 feet and seven stories tall, and would add 220 units ranging from studios to two bedrooms, as well as an extended amenity suite.