Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, five-unit apartment building at 4029 Powelton Avenue in West Powelton, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the north side of the block between Wiota Street and North Preston Street. Designed by Cadre Design & Development, the building will feature a basement and two private roof decks. Permits list Yuhua Wang and Emily Xiao as the owners, JS General Contractor Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $150,000.
Permits have been issued for two buildings at 3821 and 3823 Lancaster Avenue. At 3821 Lancaster Avenue, plans call to remove an existing two-story rear addition and replace it with a three-story addition. This will make room for apartments. In total, there will be 4,323 square feet of space within the expanded building, with construction costs estimated at $300,000. At 3823 Lancaster Avenue, the existing two-story addition will also be removed to allow for the construction of a three-story addition. Here, the building will also hold six apartments. There will be 3,920 square feet of space within this building, while construction costs are also estimated at $300,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use development at 3314 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the new building will stand six stories tall, with multiple commercial spaces on the ground floor. The remainder of the building will hold 90 residential units, all apartments. There will also be 16 parking spaces included within the structure. In total, there will be 82,764 square feet of space, and construction costs are estimated at $12 million.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY revealed that exterior work is nearly complete at the Drexel University Health Sciences Building, which is under construction at 3601 Filbert Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Also known as the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions or the Wexford Drexel Academic Tower, the building rises 14 stories, with 12 primary plus two mechanical floors, and is designed by Ballinger and developed by Wexford Science & Technology, with Turner Construction as the contractor. Upon its anticipated completion later this year, the structure will span over 450,000 square feet and will house Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions as well as a significant portion of the functions of the College of Medicine. The building is a part of Wexford’s and Drexel’s 14-acre, jointly-developed uCity Square complex, which is rapidly transforming the northern section of University City.
A few days ago, Philly YIMBY shared a construction update for The Standard At Philadelphia, a 209-foot-tall, 19-story residential tower under construction at 119 South 31st Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by CUBE 3 and developed by Landmark Properties, the 362,117-square-foot structure will rise from a narrow, through-block lot stretching between South 30th and South 31st streets, and will house 280 residential units geared toward university students. Our recent visit has revealed that on-site demolition has been completed and foundation work is currently in progress. Today we share another look at the construction progress and how it affects the unusual and varied conditions that flank the site on three sides.