A slender, 49-unit apartment building is set to rise at 1208 Chestnut Street in Midtown Village, Center City. However, although demolition permits have been issued for the dilapidated three-story structure currently occupying the property, YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that no demo work has yet taken place. Designed by SgRA and developed by Michael Alhadad, the building will span a narrow, through-block lot on the block between South 12th and South 13th streets, stretching north-south from Chestnut Street to Sansom Street. The building will span 51,436 square feet and will feature a basement, ground-floor commercial space, full sprinkling, and a roof deck. Permits list Christian A. Sanchez as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.5 million.
Construction has been completed at El Magnet, a mixed-use development situated at 1151 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by ISA Architects, the building rises six stories tall and features 1,800 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, 43 residential units, and 13 parking spaces.
While the Market East district of Center City is seeing a surge in high-rise proposals, development is also taking place on smaller properties around the neighborhood. At 1208 Chestnut Street, a nine-story building will replace the Rainbow Apparel building that has sat empty for years. Michael Alhadad is the developer behind the 49 unit-structure, which will reach a height of 122 feet. The building will be very thin but the thinnest faces of the building will stretch out from Chestnut Street to Sansom Street.
The Poplar neighborhood in North Philadelphia is seeing an influx of proposals in recent months. At 1030 West Girard Avenue, a second phase is being proposed as an extension to a project that is already rising. The new 120-unit residential building, developed by Michael Alhadad, will rise six stories and complete the full-block complex between West Girard Avenue to the north, West Harper Street to the south, North 10th Street to the east, and North 1th Street to the west. Phase two will take up the western half of the block, which currently houses a metal-sheathed, gable-roofed warehouse.