Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit apartment building at 2000 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the southern corner of the intersection between East Huntingdon and Emerald streets. The building will span 3,000 square feet and will feature a basement and a roof deck, the latter apparently reserved for use by the topmost unit. Permits list Paul Dietz III as the architect of record and Qazim Kupa as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $144,000.
Recently, YIMBY shared an extensive set of Broad and Lombard, a 553-foot-tall, 43-story development proposed at 500 South Broad Street (alternately 500-10 South Broad Street in Center City. Today we look at the floor plans for one of the most significant developments on the city’s drawing boards. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism and developed by Broad Lombard Associates LP, the project will consist of three buildings, with the new tower spanning 517,907 square feet and featuring 468 residential units, the renovated three-story Health Center Building with 80,440 square feet of commercial space and underground parking for 30 vehicles, and a renovated historic townhouse.
Earlier this month, Philly YIMBY shared the news regarding plans for a 12-story, 170-unit mixed-use high-rise development proposed at 4746-48 Spruce Street in Garden Court (alternately Walnut Hill), West Philadelphia, going before the Civic Design Review. Today we venture beyond the brief overview we presented with the earlier news break to share an extensive package of plans and diagrams that were presented within the CDR submission. Designed by PZS Architects, the project will allocate 149,590 square feet for apartments, 5,700 square feet of residential amenities, around 29,000 square feet of indoor commercial space (plus a 1,500-square-foot commercial tenant terrace) and parking for around 28 cars and 76 bicycles. Although demolition permits have been issued in May, no comprehensive construction permits have yet been issued; however, the project may proceed as of right as it conforms with the zoning code and requires no variances, and has already received a preliminary review and approval.
Earlier this month, Philly YIMBY shared several renderings for a four-story, 61-unit mixed-use development planned at 3618-32 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture (HDO Architecture) and developed by The HOW Group, the building will rise 45 feet tall, span 60,280 square feet, and offer ground-floor commercial space, two elevators, tenant storage, parking for 22 bicycles, outdoor landscaped space for residents, a roof deck, and a green roof. Today we share an extensive collection of renderings, plans, and diagrams for the proposed building as seen in its Civic Design Review submission.
Earlier this year, YIMBY shared exterior photos of The Terrace on 18th, an adaptive reuse/residential conversion project for a 267-foot-tall, 27-story high-rise at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City. Designed by the architecture firm of Stonorov & Haws and completed in 1964 as the Plaza Apartments, the cylindrical Brutalist tower later served as a hotel known as Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center. Over the course of the past year, developer Pearl Properties had once again thoroughly overhauled the structure, this time converting it to 288 rental apartments. Today YIMBY looks at the unique, wedge-shaped unit layouts that resulted from the building’s unusual form.