Renovation

140 North 2nd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2024

Renovation Nears Completion at 140 North 2nd Street in Old City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted that renovation work is nearing completion at a four-story prewar rowhouse at 140 North 2nd Street in Old City. The project is situated on the west side of the block between Arch Street and Quarry Street, almost directly across from historic Elfreth’s Alley. Designed by Moto Designshop, the renovated building will span 4,523 square feet and feature five transient residential units. Permits list Michael Treacy as the contractor and specify a renovation cost of $1 million.

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176 Conarroe Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. April 2024

Renovations Underway at 161 and 176 Conarroe Street in Manayunk, Northwest Philadelphia

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that renovation work is underway at 161 and 176 Conarroe Street in ManayunkNorthwest Philadelphia. The building at 161 Conarroe Street will feature an addition of an interior elevator and garage area. The rest of the building will be converted to 20 apartments. The building will span 33,520 square feet, with work costs listed at $2 million. At 176 Conarroe Street, a three-story building is being converted into 15 apartments. The building will spam 23,300 square feet and renovation costs are specified at $1.5 million.

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1939 South 5th Street. Building rendering. Credit: Toner Architects via the City of Philadelphia

Renovation Work Starts at 1939 South 5th Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work has started at a renovation and vertical extension of a two-story building at 1939 South 5th Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia. The development is situated at the northeast corner of South 5th and McKean streets. Designed by Toner Architects, the new overbuild will add a third story and 1,216 square feet to the existing 2,657-square-foot building. The resulting mixed-use structure will span 3,873 square feet and feature ground-floor commercial space, an artist studio, two residential units, and a single-car garage. Permits list Gina L. Romano as the contractor and specify a total improvement cost of $490,000, of which $375,000 comprises the construction cost.

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1939 South 5th Street. Building rendering. Credit: Toner Architects via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for Vertical Expansion at 1939 South 5th Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a renovation and vertical extension of a two-story building at 1939 South 5th Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia. The development is situated at the northeast corner of South 5th and McKean streets. Designed by Toner Architects, the new overbuild will add a third story and 1,216 square feet to the existing 2,657-square-foot building. The resulting mixed-use structure will span 3,873 square feet and feature ground-floor commercial space, an artist studio, two residential units, and a single-car garage. Permits list Gina L. Romano as the contractor and specify a total improvement cost of $490,000, of which $375,000 comprises the construction cost.

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8014 Castor Avenue. Building elevation. Credit: Supreme Architects via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for Building Renovations at 8014 Castor Avenue in Rhawnhurst, Northeast Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a renovation and vertical extension of a two-story building at 8014 Castor Avenue in Rhawnhurst, Northwest Philadelphia. The development sits at the western corner of Castor Avenue and Fuller Street. Designed by Supreme Architects, the project will span 2,716 square feet. Permits list Pontual Construction as the contractor.

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