South Philadelphia


1355-57 Kater Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Construction Nears Completion at K House in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has documented that construction is nearly complete at K House, a four-story single-family townhouse at 1355-57 Kater Street (alternately 1355-1357 Kater Street) in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia. The structure replaces a pair of rowhouses on the north side of the block between South Clarion and South Broad streets. Designed by Moto Designshop, the development spans 4,700 square feet and will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and parking for two cars. Permits list Made Construction as the contractor.

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2043 Fitzwater Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Construction Complete at 2043 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction is now complete at a 2043 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The building spans a footprint of 1,328 square feet and features a cellar and a roof deck, which offers panoramic views of the Center City and University City skylines. Construction costs are listed at $400,000. Permits specify James C. Woodlyn III and Victoria Woodlyn as the owners, Jared Blake as the design professional, and Made Construction LLC as the contractor.

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701 South Broad Street via OCF Realty

Facade Rises at Ovation aka Broad Street Flats at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered notable construction visit at Broad Street Flats, a seven-story mixed-use development rising at 701 South Broad Street in HawthorneSouth Philadelphia, since our last visit in April. Furthermore, a recent zoning submission indicates that the project’s name has been updated to Ovation, though the Broad Street Flats moniker also appears retained, at least for the time being. Designed by PZS Architects, the building will span 50,462 square feet (or 49,950 according to zoning blueprints) and feature commercial space and 50 residential units. Permits list Ferraro Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $8 million.

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1712 Christian Street. Building elevations. Credit: Moto Designshop via the City of Philadelphia

Construction Anticipated at 1712 Christian Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that demolition has been completed yet construction has not yet begun at the two-building, six-unit development proposed at 1712 Christian Street in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of South Philadelphia, although construction permits were issued in February. The project replaces two three-story prewar rowhouses on a through-block lot that stretches from Christian Street to the north to Montrose Street to the south. Designed by Moto Designshop, the complex will consist of two rowhouses situated at either end of the site, each rising three stories and featuring three units, with a 33-foot-long rear yard in between. Both structures will feature rear and roof decks. Permits list Made Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $400,000.

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