Lancaster Avenue

4136 Lancaster Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. October 2022

Demolition Still Pending at 4136 Lancaster Avenue in Haverford North, West Philadelphia

In 2020, YIMBY had reported that permits were filed for the demolition of a vacant three-story rowhouse at 4136 Lancaster Avenue in Haverford North, West Philadelphia. The property is located on the southwest side of the block between North 41st and Aspen streets. In the two years that have passed since, the dilapidated structure has still not been demolished, as YIMBY has seen in a recent site visit. Permits list Gama Wrecking Inc. as the contractor and specify a cost of work of $27,000.

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3951 Lancaster Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. September 2022

Construction Complete at 3951 Lancaster Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction is complete at a seven-unit mixed-use building at 3951 Lancaster Avenue in MantuaWest Philadelphia. The building is projected to rise four stories tall, with a commercial space to be located on the ground floor and residential units above. The building will also feature a roof deck. In total, the structure is expected to yield 10,700 square feet of interior space and cost an estimated $1.25 million to build.

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623 and 625 North 52nd Street. Looking east. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Building at 623 North 52nd Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit apartment building at 623 North 52nd Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a vacant lot situated on the east side of the block between Wyalusing and Girard avenues and will span a footprint of 1,839 square feet. The planned interior area of 6,835 square feet translates to a relatively generous average of just over 1,100 square feet per unit. The attached structure of type VB construction will feature a cellar and roof decks, which will likely offer sweeping skyline views due to the building’s future prominence. Permits list Nicholas Coulter of KCA Design Associates as the architect and a construction cost of $833,000.

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