Permits have been issued for a multi-family renovation of 500-02 South Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia. The building will rises three stories tall, with two private roof decks at the top of the structure. The second and third floors will be refitted to accommodate four residential units, while the existing retail space on the ground floor to remain. The renovation cost is listed at $350,000.
Renderings have been revealed for a 67-unit multi-family development at 1015 South 3rd Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will rise four stories tall. The unit count was achieved via zoning bonuses coming from the project’s inclusion of low-income housing and a green roof. The project will include 23 bicycle stalls as well as an additional four more at the sidewalk.
Philadelphia features numerous old structures with interesting styles of architecture. One of the city’s oldest tall structures is the Sparks Shot Tower, which started construction in 1807 and was completed on July 4, 1808 at 129-131 Carpenter Street in the neighborhood now known as Queen Village in South Philadelphia. The facility, which predates the Civil War by almost 60 years, was designed by Thomas Sparks and John Bishop, who originated the idea for shot towers. The 143-foot-tall structure, which forms a brick-clad cylinder that tapers to the top, still stands to this day.
Construction work is nearing completion at 233 Christian Street in Queen Village (alternately Southwark), South Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, the four-story building will hold four luxury condominiums. The 7,014-square-foot structure will cost an estimated $350,700 to build. Zatos Investments is the developer and Grit Construction is the contractor.