Southwest Philadelphia

Rendering of 5303 Chester Avenue. Credit: Lo Design Co.

Permits Issued for 5303 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a new multi-family development at 5303 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing,  West Philadelphia. Designed by Lo Design Co., the new building will rise three stories tall. There will be nine residential units within the structure, each expected to be an apartment. In total, there will be 6,847 square feet of space within the building. Construction costs are listed at $1,027,050 to build.

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Philadelphia skyline from the Girard Point Bridge. Photo by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Observes the Rising Philadelphia Skyline from the Girard Point Bridge

Philadelphia YIMBY has been covering the rise of the Philadelphia skyline over a year now. Today we observe the skyline from the Girard Point Bridge, which connects South Philadelphia with Southwest Philadelphia. The bridge had started construction in 1968 and was completed in 1973, just after the completion of One Meridian Plaza and while Centre Square was on the rise. The bridge, which is a double-decker cantilevered truss structure, was repainted in 2011, as it was previously coated in a fading green color. The bridge runs over the mouth of the Schuylkill River, just to the west of the Navy Yard.

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Aerial rendering of planned warehouse via Southwest CDC Glove Times.

Permits Issued for Amazon Warehouse at 6901 Elmwood Avenue in Elmwood Park, Southwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of an Amazon warehouse facility at 6901 Elmwood Avenue in Elmwood Park, Southwest Philadelphia. Once completed, the new building will rise one story tall. Office space and truck loading docks will also be included with the building. The warehouse will hold 141,360 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $30 million.

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Rendering of 5013 Springfield Avenue. Credit: Ambit Architecture.

Work Progresses at 5013 Springfield Avenue in Kingsessing, Southwest Philadelphia

Work is rapidly progressing on a 65-unit mixed-use development situated at 5013 Springfield Avenue in KingsessingSouthwest Philadelphia. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by the Metropolitan Group, the building rises five stories tall with a commercial space on the ground floor, with residential units above. A fresh food market is slated for the retail space.

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Credit: KCA Design Associates.

Renderings Revealed for 104-Unit Development at 1631 South 52nd Street in Kingsessing, Southwest Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a two-building, 104-unit multi-family development proposed at 1631 South 52nd Street in KingsessingSouthwest Philadelphia. Building A will hold 40 residential units, with 28,660 square feet of space will be reserved for residential space and an additional 14,330 square feet for amenity, circulation, and building support space. Building B, will include 64 residential units, with 70,288 square feet of residential space and 30,000 square feet of amenity, circulation, and building support space. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the development will also include 46 parking spaces, with two set to be ADA accessible, two reserved for car share spaces, three for electric vehicles and one to be used as a loading space. Each building will also include 13 bike spaces for a total of 26. The structures will each stand five stories tall.

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