West Philadelphia

746 North 40th Street. Looking west. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for 12-Unit Building at 746 North 40th Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit residential building at 746 North 40th Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant mid-block lot situated on the west side of the block between Aspen Street and Brown Street. The structure will span a 2,880-square-foot footprint and will contain 8,640 square feet of floor space, which translates to an average of just over 700 square feet per typical residence. The building will be fully sprinkled. Permits list Francesco Zampetti as the design professional and James Clancy as the contractor. Total cost of construction is specified at $500,000.

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4140 West Girard Avenue. Looking south. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for 12-Unit Building at 4140 West Girard Avenue in East Parkside, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 4140 West Girard Avenue in East Parkside, West Philadelphia. The structure will be located on the south side of the block between North 41st and North 42nd streets and will span a 2,600-square-foot footprint. The proposed 9,800 square feet of floor space translate into n average of just over 800 square feet per typical unit. The development will feature full sprinkling and a roof deck, which, due to the building’s future prominence, promises to offer sweeping skyline views. Permits list Francesco Zampetti as the design professional and Eugene Naydovich of Fitler Development as the contractor. The total construction cost is specified at $200,000, an oddly low figure for this relatively sizable development.

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Rendering of 4240 Chestnut Street. Credit: DAS Architects.

Permits Issued for 128-Unit Building at 4240 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 128-unit mixed-use building at 4240 Chestnut Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. Designed by DAS Architects, the building will rise on the south side of the block between South 42nd and South 43rd streets. The structure will rise from a 27,829-square-foot footprint and contain 141,928 square feet of interior space, of which nearly 40,000 square feet will feature office use. Unit sizes will average at just below 800 square feet each. Permits list Intercultural Family Services as the owner, Morris Clarke as the design professional, and HC Pody Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $15.3 million.

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Current view of 4400-14 Market Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 11-Story Tower at 4400-14 Market Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a large mixed-use building at 4400-14 Market Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. The new building will rise 11 stories tall, a considerable height for the area. The development will contain commercial space on the ground floor along Market Street, with 100 apartments above. In total, the structure will hold 103,175 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $17 million.

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892 North 41st Street. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for 30-Unit Building at 892 North 41st Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 30-unit residential building at 892 North 41st Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The development is proposed on the west side of the block between Ogden Street and Westminster Avenue and will apparently replace a vacant lot just off Westminster. The development will rise from a 5,347-square-foot footprint and will contain 29,598 square feet of interior space, lending an average of just under 1,000 square feet per unit. Project features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which, given the building’s future prominence, promises to offer sweeping skyline views. Permits list Cory A. Schmitt as the owner and Eugene Naydovich of Fitler Development as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $200,000, an oddly modest sum for this relatively large building.

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