In September 2020, YIMBY reported that permits had been filed for a three-story two-family rowhouse at 142 West Huntingdon Street in West Kensington. Since then, construction has been completed on the development. The structure replaces a vacant lot on the south side of the block between North Howard and North Mascher streets. Designed by Plato Marinakos of Plato Studio, the building spans 3,267 square feet and features a roof deck. Permits list V2 Properties as the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, five-unit residential building at 129 East Cumberland Street in West Kensington. The building will replace a vacant lot on the north side of the block between North Lee Street and North Water Street. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure will span 6,292 square feet and feature full sprinkling, a cellar, and roof decks. Permits list Margaret and Thomas J. Cousin as the owners, Tota Builders, Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $450,000.
Recently Philadelphia YIMBY visited the site of a new 56-unit Project HOME assisted residential facility under renovation at 115 East Huntingdon Street at the Temple University Campus Episcopal Campus in West Kensington. The development is part of Temple University Hospital’s ongoing effort to create over 1,000 affordable supported-living residences for persons that have experienced homelessness, mental illnesses, substance abuse, and other issues. The project team consists of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects as the designer, Temple University Hospital’s Project HOME as the owner/developer, and T. N. Ward Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $14.9 million. In the previous article we focused on the project’s social mission and its financial backers, which include musician Jon Bon Jovi. Today we look at the architectural and technical aspects of the massive, five-story renovation project.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that renovation work is underway at 115 East Huntingdon Street in West Kensington, where a five-story prewar building is being converted into a 56-unit mixed-use development, which is part of Project HOME, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to socially vulnerable populations. Located on the Episcopal Campus of the Temple University Hospital, the development will offer two elevators, full sprinkling, and support staff. Permits list a project team of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects as the designer, the hospital’s Project HOME as the owner/developer, and T. N. Ward Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $14.9 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit apartment building at 2406 North 2nd Street in West Kensington. The development will replace a vacant site on the west side of the street, located just to the north of the intersection of North 2nd and West York streets. The attached structure will span a footprint of 1,564 square feet, and its planned 6,256-square-foot interior yields an average of just over 1,000 square feet per unit. The development will feature a cellar and roof decks. Permits list 2406 N 2nd Street LLC as the owner, Nicholas Coulter of KCA Design Associates as the architect, and 3L Homes LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $642,000.