A number of towers have risen recently in University City, including the recently completed Chestnut at 3720 Chestnut Street. At 344 feet and 29 stories in height, the building ranks at number 20 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism and developed by EPG Urban Multifamily, the structure brings 420 units to the rapidly growing area, offering studios and apartments for students of the many nearby universities and colleges as well as for the general public. Cladding reached the top at the end of 2019, and Philly YIMBY’s August update showed it was stated that construction fences still lingered near the top of the building and cladding was almost finished. Since then construction has wrapped completely.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant single-story commercial building at 648 North 40th Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The property is located at the corner of North 40th Street and Fairmont Avenue. ATL Development Corporation is the listed owner.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a multi-family structure at 5617 Sansom Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The sits sits on the north side of the block located between South 56th Street and South 57th Street. The building footprint will span 1,137 square feet. Stephen Sanders is the listed owner.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story prewar rowhouse at 275 South 62nd Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The former single-family dwelling is located at the southeast corner of South 62nd Street and Irving Street and will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program at a cost of $17,777. Do Hong is the listed owner. Pedro Palmer Construction Inc. is the listed contractor.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a multi-family structure at 252 North 61st Street in Haddington, West Philadelphia. The property, currently a vacant lot, sits on the west side of the block situated between Race Street and Vine Street. City Block Acquisition XI is the listed owner.