Spruce Hill

12 South 43rd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. May 2022

Construction Complete at Ludlow 43 in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has been complete at Ludlow 43 at 12-14 South 43rd Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. The building rises six stories and 76 feet tall, making it one of the larger buildings in the area. The development features 18 residential units, which include eight one-bedrooms, five two-bedroom, three three-bedroom, and two four-bedroom apartments. Also featured in the development will be five parking spaces, a fitness center, and a roof deck.

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4219-23 Chestnut Street. Rendering credit: Wulff Architects, Inc. via the City of Philadelphia

Construction Anticipated at 4219-23 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction has not yet begun at a seven-story, 88-unit residential building proposed at 4219-23 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. Designed by Wulff Architects, Inc., the building will span 55,280 square feet, and rise 80 feet high to the main roof, and 93 feet to the top of the bulkheads. Features will include a roof deck and parking for 16 cars and 30 bicycles. The structure will replace a two-story commercial building that was previously occupied by a dialysis center, which, as our staff photographer has found, remains standing on the site with no signs of demolition, even though zoning permits for demolition and construction had been issued in September and December 2020, respectively.

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Rendering of 4240 Chestnut Street. Credit: DAS Architects.

Permits Issued for 128-Unit Building at 4240 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 128-unit mixed-use building at 4240 Chestnut Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. Designed by DAS Architects, the building will rise on the south side of the block between South 42nd and South 43rd streets. The structure will rise from a 27,829-square-foot footprint and contain 141,928 square feet of interior space, of which nearly 40,000 square feet will feature office use. Unit sizes will average at just below 800 square feet each. Permits list Intercultural Family Services as the owner, Morris Clarke as the design professional, and HC Pody Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $15.3 million.

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Current view of 4400-14 Market Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 11-Story Tower at 4400-14 Market Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a large mixed-use building at 4400-14 Market Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. The new building will rise 11 stories tall, a considerable height for the area. The development will contain commercial space on the ground floor along Market Street, with 100 apartments above. In total, the structure will hold 103,175 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $17 million.

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26 South 42nd Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for 63-Unit Building at 26 South 42nd Street in University City, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 63-unit mixed-use building at 26 South 42nd Street in University City, West Philadelphia. The structure will be situated on the west side of the block between Ludlow and Chestnut streets. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, he structure will span a footprint of 8,241 square feet and hold 56,664 square feet of interior space. In addition to residences, the development will include 4,828 square feet of retail space and 741 square feet of assembly space (listed as “worship, recreation, amusement, [or] other”). Permits list Sisko Inc. as the owner, Sergio Coscia as the design professional, and IMC Construction as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $6.8 million.

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