Fitler Square

2608 Pine Street and 2610 Pine Street. Looking southwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Two Single-Family Homes to Replace Prewar Rowhouses at 2608 and 2610 Pine Street in Fitler Square, Center City

Permits have been issued for the construction of a pair of single-family houses at 2608 Pine Street and 2610 Pine Street in Fitler Square, Center City. The buildings will replace two attractive, well-preserved prewar rowhouses, which are part of an intact ensemble that spans the entire block. Each building will feature a roof deck. Permits list Judith M. Crossan Sanicky and William M. Sanicky as owners for the building planned at number 2608, which will span a footprint of 768 square feet, and Margaret Connor Porter and Scott. T Porter for its neighbor at number 2610, which will rise from a footprint measuring 910 square feet.

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Former view of the site. Credit: Google.

Townhouse Development Makes Progress at 24th And Sansom Street in Fitler Square, Center City

Construction is making headway on a townhouse complex located at 131 South 24th Street, at the southeast corner of the 24th Street and Sansom Street intersection, in Fitler SquareCenter City. The complex contains five homes in total, each rising five stories tall. A covered drive aisle at the rear provides access to individual garages, while outdoor areas above maximize the use of space. Other outdoor areas will be included atop the fourth and fifth floors.

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Philadelphia's South Street Bridge. Looking northwest. Credit: li2nmd via Wikipedia

The History Behind the South Street Bridge

Many locations offer views of the Philadelphia skyline, yet some spots offer uniquely dramatic vistas that effectively catch the eye and stay etched in one’s mind. South Street is home not only to a popular stretch of retail, restaurants, and markets, but also to the South Street Bridge, which crosses the Schuylkill River and connects Center City and South Philadelphia to University City in West Philadelphia. For over a century, the bridge has offered sweeping skyline views to locals and visitors alike. Today Philadelphia YIMBY looks at the history behind the iconic bridge.

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Permits Have Been Filed For 2518 Waverly Street in Fitler Square, Center City

Permits have been filed for 2518 Waverly Street in the Fitler Square neighborhood in Center City, which may also be categorized as Rittenhouse Square West. A demolition permit has been issued for the existing two-story rowhouse with a prominent, covered roof deck. The new structure will utilize the existing foundation and will rise three stories; like its predecessor, the new building will also feature a rood deck.

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