Temple University area

539 West Berks Street via the development team

Construction Complete at Three-Story Rowhouse at 539 West Berks Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia East

In August 2020, Philly YIMBY reported that a zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a three-story single-family rowhouse at 539 West Berks Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia East. More than a year later, the structure stands complete. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence was sold last December for $500,000. The structure replaces a vacant lot on the north side of the block between North 5th and North 6th streets and holds 3,416 square feet of interior space. Features include a basement and a roof deck, which offers largely unobstructed views of the surrounding area. Permits list V2 Properties Entity 6 LL as the owner, Plato Marinakos as the design professional, and V2 Properties Construction Management LLC as the contractor.

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2104 Franklin Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Two-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 2104 Franklin Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story mixed-use building at 2104 Franklin Street in North Philadelphia East. The mixed-use development will consist of ground-floor commercial space and two residences above, and will replace a vacant lot located just to the north of the intersection of Franklin and Diamond streets. The site sits near the Temple University campus, which is located within a five- to ten-minute walk to the west. The wood-framed structure will span a ground footprint of 1,312 square feet and will offer 2,488 square feet of interior space. Features include full sprinkling, a rear deck, and a roof deck, which promises to offer open skyline views. Permits list 4 Castle LLC as the owner, Anthony Maso as the design professional, and Kumas Homes LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $300,000.

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2315 North 10th Street. Zoning submission. Credit: JT Ran Expediting via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 2315 North 10th Street in North Philadelphia East

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit apartment building at 2315 North 10th Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia East. The structure will rise from a vacant lot on the east side of the block between West Dauphin and West Dakota streets. The new development will span 2,494 square feet and feature a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list Meir Badush of Northeast Renovations LLC as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $400,000.

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1937-41 North Marshall Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Nine-Unit Building at 1937-41 North Marshall Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, nine-unit apartment building at 1937-41 North Marshall Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia. The development will be situated on the east side of the block between West Berks and West Norris streets, replacing three prewar rowhouses, two of which currently sit vacant. The structure will rise from a 2,000-square-foot footprint and will span 9,942 square feet, lending an average of nearly 1,100 square feet per residence, and will include a basement and full sprinkling. Permits list Lasfund LLC as the owner and Murat Aslansan as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $1.5 million.

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