West Philadelphia

147-149 North Gross Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Apartment Building at 147-49 North Gross Street in Haddington, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit apartment building at 147-49 North Gross Street in Haddington, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot located on the east side of the block between Arch and Race streets, which faces the Haddington Woods urban forest on the opposite side of the street. Permits call for a ground footprint spanning 3,222 square feet, interior floor space measuring 5,450 square feet (which allocates around 900 square feet per typical unit), and features that include full sprinkling, a basement, and roof decks. SNB Investment Group is the listed owner, with Anthony Maso as the design professional and ATG Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $600,000.

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One uCity Square. Credit: ZGF Architects

One uCity Square Tops Out at 3401 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia

The steel structure has topped out at One uCity Square at 3401 Market Street, located in the heart of the uCity Square mega-project in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and developed by Ventas Inc., the building, which now rises to its final height of 250 feet and 13 stories, is notable for its Jenga-like massing at its southeast corner.

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6602 and 6604 Lansdowne Avenue. Looking southwest. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for Two Three-Unit Buildings at 6602 and 6604 Lansdowne Avenue in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 6602 and 6604 Lansdowne Avenue in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. The adjacent structures will rise on a vacant lot just off the intersection of Landsowne Avenue and North 66th Street. The two appear to be developed in conjunction as the same team is listed for each, and will apparently be twinned as the pair shares the exact same figures. Each building will span a ground footprint of 1,484 square feet, contain 3,051 square feet of interior space (granting an average of around 1,000 square feet per unit), and feature full sprinkling. Permits for each property list City Block Acq VIII LLC as the owner, Scott Woodruff as the design professional, and AIMES LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $389,900 per structure.

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717 North 41st Street. Looking southeast. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Seven-Unit Building at 717 North 41st Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, seven-unit building at 717 North 41st Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The new structure will replace a three-story prewar rowhouse located on the east side of the block between Olive Street and Lancaster Avenue. The development will include a roof deck, which promises to offer dramatic skyline views of nearby University City and Center City. Permits list West Girard LLC as the owner, Francesco Zampetti as the design professional, and Eugene Naydovich of Fitler Development as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $200,000.

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