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502 Wood Street Rendering via JKRP Architects

Construction Still Pending at 502 Wood Street in Old City

Although permits have been issued more than half a year ago, a recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction has still not started at the six-story, 50-unit apartment building proposed at 502 Wood Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will span 55,470 square feet and feature two elevators and parking for 13 cars. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.55 million.

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Station Square at 308-16 West Chelten Avenue. Credit: Tester Construction Group

Construction Underway at Station Square at 308 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work has made significant progress at Station Square, a five-story, 49-unit mixed-use development taking shape at 308 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The project, also known under its full address of 308-16 West Chelten Avenue, is designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners and Zatos Investments, with Tester Construction Group as the contractor. The development will span 42,459 square feet and feature a roof deck and full sprinkling. Permits list a construction cost of $6.5 million.

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Chelten Terminal at 234 West Chelten Avenue. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture / Argo Property Group

Construction Underway at Chelten Terminal at 234 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed significant construction progress at Chelten Terminal, a four-story, 49-unit mixed-use development at 234 West Chelten Avenue in GermantownNorthwest Philadelphia. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by the Argo Property Group, the building will span 37,992 square feet and will feature ground-floor commercial space, a roof deck, and full sprinkling, as well as outdoor parking for 18 cars. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $6.1 million.

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139 West Chelten Avenue. Rendering credit: CANNOdesign

Construction Anticipated at 139 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has not yet started at the five-story, 50-unit residential building at 139 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia, though permits were issued last October. Designed by CANNOdesign, the development will be situated within a two- to three-block walking distance to two SEPTA Regional Rail stations, the Chelten Avenue Station to the southwest and the Germantown Station to the northeast. The ground-level retail space will contribute to the commercial corridor along which the building will be situated. The structure will span a 13,681-square-foot footprint and will feature 52,391 square feet of interior space, full sprinkling, and an unspecified number of parking spaces. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $7.7 million.

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1701 Fairmount Avenue. Rendering credit: Tester Construction Group

Mixed-Use Development Anticipated at 1701 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that demolition has not yet started at a single-story commercial building at 1701 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. Located at the northwest cornet of Fairmount Avenue and North 17th Street, the site will be cleared for the construction of a four-story mixed-use building with two commercial spaces and 24 apartments. Designed by Marshall Sabatini and developed by MM Partners, the project will feature roof decks and full sprinkling. Tester Construction Group will act as the contractor. Construction cost is specified at $5.3 million.

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