Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, nine-unit multi-family structure at 42 North 40th Street in West Powelton, West Philadelphia. The project uses a mixed-income bonus to allow for its full size and density and will hold 8,374 square feet of space, with an estimated construction cost of $837,400.
A permit has been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 667 North 52nd Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia. The building will rise from a 915-square-foot footprint and will contain 3,660 square feet of floor space, a cellar, and full sprinkling. Permits list IRA Development LLC as the owner, Maher Abdelaal as the design professional, and Kumas Homes LLC as the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a ten-unit multi-family structure at 701 North 40th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The building will rise three stories tall upon completion. The structure will hold 3,158 square feet of space, include a roof deck, and cost $550,000 to build, although both of these numbers seem low for ten units.
With the growth of rail transit in the early 1900s across the country, Philadelphia’s train network was also expanding. After the construction of the Broad Street Station, the larger 30th Street Station was built in University City, West Philadelphia, in order to increase the capacity of local transit. Built by the Pennsylvania Railroad, the station sits on the west side of the Schuylkill River, right in the middle of where John F. Kennedy Boulevard would run, with rail lines running and under the station and across the river. The Classic Revival structure was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, which also designed the Suburban Station in Center City and The Wrigley Building in Chicago.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family building at 4146 Parkside Avenue in the neighborhood of Parkside, West Philadelphia. The building will rise five stories tall with 28 residential units. In total, the new structure will hold 26,960 square feet of space and cost an estimated $4 million to build.