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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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.
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.
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.
Permits have been issued for a 44-unit multi-family building at 720-30 West Berks Street in North Philadelphia East. Upon completion, the new building will rise three stories tall, with 41,302 square feet of space. Permits estimate construction costs at $5,900,727.