Construction is progressing rapidly at a section of the Schuylkill River Trail expansion in Forgotten Bottom, South Philadelphia. The project, called the Schuylkill Crossing, will bring a new bridge over the Schuylkill River to connect the northern and existing portion of the trail to the planned southern phase in West Philadelphia with crossing to the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail. The new bridge will be a renovation of a previously existing railroad round-a-bout bridge. While the center portion of the structure was dismantled in 2018, the edges of the bridge on the eastern and western banks remain and will provide the platform for the new trail.
Permits were issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 1735 South 23rd Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The building will stand three stories tall and feature a roof deck and terraces at the rear. Five residential units will be located within the structure, each a condo for sale. The building will span 5,471 square feet of floor space and cost an estimated $350,000 to build.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family building at 1507 Christian Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects and developed by Zatos Investments, the building will stand four stories tall and feature a roof deck. Five luxury condos will be situated within the project. The building will offer 6,168 square feet of space and cost an estimated $375,000 to build. YIMBY first shared the project with readers in January when a rendering was revealed.
Excavation is underway at 1319-23 Schuylkill Avenue in the Forgotten Bottom section of Grays Ferry in South Philadelphia. The development is located at the intersection of Schuylkill Avenue and Earl Street, near the entrance to the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail, one of the neighborhood’s main draws. The project will rise three stories and will include 12 condo units.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 18-unit residential structure at 1731 Washington Avenue in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The building will will also include 24 parking spaces, 20 of which are set to be mechanical, a retail space set to be occupied by a restaurant, and a roof deck that will offer sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline. The development will hold 36,336 square feet of space and cost an estimated $3,633,600 to build.