A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work has made significant progress at Station Square, a five-story, 49-unit mixed-use development taking shape at 308 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The project, also known under its full address of 308-16 West Chelten Avenue, is designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners and Zatos Investments, with Tester Construction Group as the contractor. The development will span 42,459 square feet and feature a roof deck and full sprinkling. Permits list a construction cost of $6.5 million.
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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.
Construction is underway at the six-story, 19-unit multi-family building at 225-27 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners, the project will feature 16,363 square feet of interior space. the development will offer seven bicycle spaces as well as six off-site parking spaces, with one set to be van accessible. Tester Construction Group is the contractor. Project costs are listed at cost $2.9 million.
Foundation work appears complete for the four-story, six-unit building at 245 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners, with the Tester Construction Group as the contractor, the development will rise from a 1,776-square-foot footprint and contain 7,661 square feet of interior floor space. The roof deck promises to offer dramatic views of the skyline, given the structure’s future prominence. Other features will include full sprinkling, six off-site parking spaces, and parking for seven bicycles. Construction costs are listed at $1 million.
During Philadelphia’s period of rapid growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, much of the development in the city’s outer neighborhoods and in the suburbs was driven by the city’s expansive regional rail network. Today the trend is seeing a revival as a number of large developments are currently in progress near various regional rail station across the city and the metropolitan area. One among these is Station Square, a five-story, 49-unit mixed-use development underway at 308-16 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The site sits across the street from the Chelten Avenue Station of the SEPTA Regional Rail. On July 21, 2021, developers Zatos Investments and R+M Development, as well as contractor Tester Construction Group LLC, celebrated the groundbreaking of the building, officially marking the start of construction.