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.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 20-unit residential building at 3611 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The building is proposed at a vacant lot on the north side of the block between North 36th and North 37th streets. The development will span 15,800 square feet of interior space (lending an average of just under 800 square feet per unit) and will feature full sprinkling. Permits list the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority as the owner, Joseph W. Healy, RA as the design professional, and Buckley Futures LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $2.5 million.
The 5th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 513-foot-tall, 34-story tower proposed at 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University, the red-clad high-rise will be the latest addition to the $3.5-billion, multi-building Schuylkill Yards development currently in progress in University City, adjacent to the Drexel campus. The tower at 3001 JFK Boulevard will feature 930,000 square feet of floor space, mostly office with 6,600 square feet allocated to retail, and will aim for LEED Silver certification.
The 8th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 22-story Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s medical tower, planned at the tentative address of 3401 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and Ballinger, the building has also been previously referred to as the CHOP University City Tower and was at one point described as rising 380 feet tall. Development cost is estimated at $1.9 billion.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 42-unit mixed-use building at 6435-45 Media Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. The structure will be located at the northeast corner of Media and North 65th streets and will span a 16,775-square-foot footprint. The 43,729-square-foot interior will include two commercial spaces at the ground level, as well as 1,596 square feet of A-3 assembly (“worship, recreation, amusement, other”) space. Features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which promises to offer sweeping city views due to the structure’s prominence. The project includes ground-level parking for 17 cars as well as 14 bicycles. Designblendz will likely serve as the project architect, given that the firm’s Scott Woodruff is listed as the design professional. Permits also specify Rodney Allen of Allen Management LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $7 million.