Grays Ferry


3644 Wharton Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2022

No Construction Progress Yet at 3644 Wharton Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia

At the end of 2020, YIMBY reported that permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family residential structure at 3644 Wharton Street in the Forgotten Bottom section of Grays Ferry in South Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the south side of the block between South 36th Street and Schuylkill Avenue. Designed by Joseph S. Serratore & Company Architects (JOs. Serratore & Co. Architect Inc. aka JAS), the building will rise three stories and hold 2,285 square feet of interior space. Features will include full sprinkling, a basement, and a roof deck, which, due to the building’s prominence over adjacent structures, will offer dramatic vistas of the nearby Center City and University City skylines. Permits list South Campus LLC as the owner and Cormac McAller as the contractor.

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1328 South 31st Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2022

Construction Not Yet Started at 1328 South 31st Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia

In fall 2020, YIMBY reported that permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family townhouse at 1328 South 31st Street in Grays Ferry in South Philadelphia. The building will replace a vacant lot on then west side of the block between Wharton Street and Reed Street. Designed by Scale Design Group, the development will rise three stories and hold 2,164 square feet of interior space. The project will feature full sprinkling, a basement, and a roof deck. Permits list Shawn D. Thomas as the owner and 3027 Darien Street LLC as the contractor.

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2501 Oakford Street. Credit: Stanev Potts Architects

Renovation Underway at 2501 Oakford Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia

Renovation work has made significant progress at the renovation of a former clothing factory and warehouse at 2501 Oakford Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. Designed by Stanev Potts Architects, the project adds a fifth floor to the hulking, dilapidated four-story structure and converts the interior into 54 residences and artist studios. The 8,397-square foot addition will boost the 52,420-square-foot structure to a total of 60,817 million, at a cost of $8.5 million in construction work. Permits list 25th and Oakford LLC as the owner and Reed Street Builders LLC as the contractor. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that significant progress has been made on the renovation, and the structure appears on track toward completion some time this or next year.

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1319-23 Schuylkill Avenue. Rendering credit: Berkshire Hathaway

Work Stalled at Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 1319-23 Schuylkill Avenue in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed an apparently complete work halt at the site of the three-story mixed-use building proposed at 1319-23 Schuylkill Avenue in the Forgotten Bottom section of Grays Ferry in South Philadelphia, near the Schuylkill River waterfront. The structure is planned to rise from a 1,124-square-foot ground footprint and contain 3,275 square feet of interior space, with 1,050 square feet of commercial space in the basement through the first floor and 1,130 and 1,120 square feet per unit for the two residential dwellings on the floors above. The building will be fully sprinkled and will feature a roof deck, which, given the structure’s relatively prominent height, promises to offer sweeping views of the Center City and University City skylines. Permits list Emerald Properties of Phi. [sic] as the owner, Kevin J. O’Neill as the design professional, and Cormac McAller as the contractor. The cost of construction is specified at $425,000.

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