Historic preservation

Current view of 260 West Johnson Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Renovation at 260 West Johnson Street in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for interior renovations of 260 West Johnson Street in GermantownNorthwest Philadelphia. The project will create six residential units within the existing three-story structure. An additional apartment will be added within a carriage house also located on the property, adding a total of seven units to the lot. Greenzang Incorporated is the contractor for the project. Construction costs are estimated at $170,000.

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1501-05 Fairmount Avenue. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 20-Unit Vertical Extension at 1501-05 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 20-unit vertical addition atop a prewar Art Deco commercial building situated at 1501-05 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. The project will add 20,558 square feet of space to the existing structure, bringing the total to 26,025 square feet. Existing commercial space at the ground floor will be renovated and expanded, and seven bicycle parking spaces will be added. Permits list 1500 Fairmount LLC as the owner, Brett Harman as the design professional, and Construct Design Corp. Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $2.7 million.

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4309 Westminster Avenue. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Renovation and Vertical Extension at 4309 Westminster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the renovation and a single-story vertical extension for a three-story rowhouse at 4309 Westminster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The building, situated on the north side of the block between North 43rd Street and Belmont Avenue, is part of a block-long ensemble of prewar rowhouses. The project will cover 3,080 square feet of existing interior space and add 767 square feet of new construction, and will feature three residential units as well as an accessible green roof. Permits list Horace Andrews as the owner, Christopher Menna as the design professional, and Terox Electric & Construction Corp. as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $50,000.

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Current view of 1325 Spruce Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Renovation of Prewar Townhouse at 1325 Spruce Street in Washington Square West, Center City

Permits have been issued for a multi-family renovation of a four-story prewar building at 1325 Spruce Street in Washington Square WestCenter City. Upon completion, the building will be refitted to house nine residential units. The renovations are expected to cost $207,350. D N Construction Company is listed as the project’s contractor.

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Rendering of 1209-15 Vine Street. Credit: Cadre Design.

Permits Issued for Vine Street Apartments at 1209-15 Vine Street in Callowhill

Permits have been issued for Vine Street Apartments, a 120-unit large multi-family development located at 1201-15 Vine Street (with an alternate address of 1201-1209 Vine Street) in Callowhill. Designed by Cadre Design, the development involves horizontal and vertical extensions to an existing building at the site. Upon completion, the structure will stand eight stories tall and will include 36 mechanical parking spaces. In total, the building will offer 83,635 square feet of space and cost an estimated $10 million to build.

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