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3424 North 17th Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for 23-Unit Building at 3424 North 17th Street in Nicetown-Tioga, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 23-unit mixed-use building at 3424 North 17th Street in Nicetown-Tioga, North Philadelphia. The development will rise on the west side of the block between Ontario and West Tioga streets. The structure will span a 7,798-square-foot footprint and will hold 23,964 square feet of floor space, which will include ground-floor commercial space. Residences will be located on floors two through five. The project will offer parking for six cars and seven bicycles. Permits list Scott Woodruff of Designblendz as the design professional and Backcourt Builders LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $3 million.

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6435-45 Media Street. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 42-Unit Building at 6435-45 Media Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 42-unit mixed-use building at 6435-45 Media Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. The structure will be located at the northeast corner of Media and North 65th streets and will span a 16,775-square-foot footprint. The 43,729-square-foot interior will include two commercial spaces at the ground level, as well as 1,596 square feet of A-3 assembly (“worship, recreation, amusement, other”) space. Features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which promises to offer sweeping city views due to the structure’s prominence. The project includes ground-level parking for 17 cars as well as 14 bicycles. Designblendz will likely serve as the project architect, given that the firm’s Scott Woodruff is listed as the design professional. Permits also specify Rodney Allen of Allen Management LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $7 million.

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2149-73 East Rush Street. Credit: Designblendz

Permits Issued for 72-Unit Building at 2149-73 East Rush Street in Port Richmond, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story building at 2149-73 East Rush Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. Designed by Designblendz (with the firm’s Scott Woodruff listed as the architect), the building will feature 72 residential units as well as artist studios (likely ten in total, given that the building’s total “unit count” is listed at 82) and parking. The structure, also known under the shortened address of 2149 East Rush Street, will span a 19,878-square-foot footprint and offer 81,317 square feet of fully-sprinkled interior space. Permits list PBSDS Holdings LLC as the owner and Liberty Star Management Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $10 million.

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6602 and 6604 Lansdowne Avenue. Looking southwest. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for Two Three-Unit Buildings at 6602 and 6604 Lansdowne Avenue in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 6602 and 6604 Lansdowne Avenue in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. The adjacent structures will rise on a vacant lot just off the intersection of Landsowne Avenue and North 66th Street. The two appear to be developed in conjunction as the same team is listed for each, and will apparently be twinned as the pair shares the exact same figures. Each building will span a ground footprint of 1,484 square feet, contain 3,051 square feet of interior space (granting an average of around 1,000 square feet per unit), and feature full sprinkling. Permits for each property list City Block Acq VIII LLC as the owner, Scott Woodruff as the design professional, and AIMES LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $389,900 per structure.

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883 Belmont Avenue. Looking east. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 883 Belmont Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit building at 883 Belmont Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise at a mostly vacant lot on the east side of the block between Lancaster Avenue and Westminster Avenue. The wood-framed structure will span a 1,216-square-foot footprint, contain 2,736 square feet of interior space, and feature full sprinkling. Permits list DMB Investment LLC as the owner, Scott Woodruff as the architect, and Aimes LLC as the contractor.

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