Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, ten-unit apartment building at 721-23 North 16th Street in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. The development will be situated on the east side of the block between Swain and Brown streets, in an area that may also be described as Francisville. The project will replace a pair of three-story, apparently well-maintained prewar rowhouses and will hold a total of 11,048 square feet of interior space, which translates to a sizable average of 1,100 square feet per unit. The building will feature full sprinkling, a cellar, and a roof deck, which, due to the building’s prominent height, promises to offer sweeping skyline views. Permits list Mountfair Assoc. as the owner and Regis Development Corp. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $725,000.
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.
Construction work is making significant headway on The Cecil, a mixed-use development under construction at 1641-45 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign and developed by R+M Development Partners and BKP Development Group, the building will rise five stories tall, with commercial space on the ground floor and 20 residential units above. Parking for building residents will also be included.
Exterior work is nearing completion at 1805 North Howard Street, a six-story, 45-unit multi-family building under construction in Fishtown, Kensington. Permits list a project area of 36,802 square feet, Bottos Construction Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $8 million. The project is part of 1BRKS, a new development that will bring well over 100 residential units and ample commercial space, and is poised to become a local destination.
Construction work is making steady progress at an 88-unit mixed-use development at 171 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia. Designed by Stuart Rosenberg Architects and developed by Brick Capital, the building rises six stories tall, and will feature two ground-floor commercial spaces, as well as 32 parking spaces. Amenities will include a fitness center and a roof deck, which promises to offer extensive skyline views.