Urban planning analysis

3308 Fairmount Avenue. Building section. Credit: Haverford Square Designs via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 3308 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, twenty-unit apartment building at 3308 Fairmount Avenue (full address 3308-12 Fairmount Avenue) in MantuaWest Philadelphia. The development will rise on the south side of the block between Mantua Avenue and North 34th Street. Designed by Haverford Square Designs, the structure will span 15,124 square feet and will feature elevator service, roof decks, and parking for three cars and four bicycles. Permits list Haverford Sq GC as the general contractor.

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3837-45 Wallace Street. Building section. Credit: Haverford Square Designs via the City of Philadelphia

Five Six-Unit Buildings Proposed at 3837-45 Wallace Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia

A series of five adjacent three-story, six-unit apartment buildings have been proposed at 3837 through 3845 Wallace Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia, yielding a total of 30 apartments. Designed by Haverford Square Designs, each structure will span 4,500 square feet, lending an average of 750 square feet per unit, and will feature a basement, nine-foot-plus ceilings, and full sprinkling. Permits for each structure list Francesco Zampetti as the design professional, Eugene Naydovich of Fitler Development as the contractor, and a construction cost of $200,000.

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1513 West Stiles Street prior to demolition. Looking northeast. Credit: Google Maps

Demolition Complete at 1513 West Stiles Street in Cecil B. Moore, Lower North Philadelphia

In November 2020, Philly YIMBY reported that demolition permits have been filed for a three-story prewar rowhouse at 1513 West Stiles Street in Cecil B. Moore, Lower North Philadelphia. The single-family dwelling was situated on the north side of the block between North 15th Street and North 16th Street, just to the southwest of Temple University. A year and a half later, our recent site visit has revealed that the structure has since been torn down.

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Rendering of 1100 Wharton Street. Credit: JKRP Architects

Development Anticipated at 1100 Wharton Street in Passyunk Square, South Philadelphia

Last July, Philly YIMBY shared the plans for a mixed-use development at 1100 Wharton Street in Passyunk SquareSouth Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the complex is anchored with a new six-story, 162,335-square-foot building with a 20,000-squarte-foot supermarket at the ground floor, 155 residential units, and a 4,000-square-foot roof deck. The development will also include a thorough rehabilitation of the block, which is also home to Wharton Lofts, a 71,360-square-foot mixed-use building with 45 residential units, a 51,010-square-foot office building, and 18,616-square-foot police station, and a fire station. The fire station, located at the northeast corner of South 12th Street and Reed Street, across from Columbus Square Park, will be demolished and relocated into a new building on the east side of the block at the intersection of South 11th and Reed streets; the six-story mixed-use building will rise in place of the fire station. In total, the block will hold 239 parking spaces, with 62 in the basement level of the mixed-use building, 94 surface spaces in the center of the block, and 83 off-site spaces. Recently YIMBY has visited the development site and extensively documented its existing conditions to share with our readers.

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A Project HOPE development at 115 East Huntingdon Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

A Detailed Look at Upcoming Project HOME Residence at 115 East Huntingdon Street in West Kensington

Recently Philadelphia YIMBY visited the site of a new 56-unit Project HOME assisted residential facility under renovation at 115 East Huntingdon Street at the Temple University Campus Episcopal Campus in West Kensington. The development is part of Temple University Hospital’s ongoing effort to create over 1,000 affordable supported-living residences for persons that have experienced homelessness, mental illnesses, substance abuse, and other issues. The project team consists of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects as the designer, Temple University Hospital’s Project HOME as the owner/developer, and T. N. Ward Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $14.9 million. In the previous article we focused on the project’s social mission and its financial backers, which include musician Jon Bon Jovi. Today we look at the architectural and technical aspects of the massive, five-story renovation project.

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