West Philadelphia

81-Unit Development Revealed at 4701-15 Kingsessing Avenue in Squirrel Hill, West Philadelphia

An 81-unit multi-family development has been revealed at 4701-15 Kingsessing Avenue in Squirrel Hill, West Philadelphia. The site sits at the northwestern cornet of the intersection of 48th Street and Chester Avenue. Designed by JKRP Architects, the development will rise four stories and contain 55,720 square feet of floor space. 45 new parking spots will also be included in the development, with two set to be ADA accessible, three reserved for electric vehicles and one for a car share. Additionally, the 40 spots currently existing at the property will remain, so a total of 85 parking spaces will be located at the site upon completion.

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Permits Issued for a 23-Unit Structure at 4077-83 Lancaster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued construction of a 23-unit multi-family extension at 4077-83 Lancaster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The project will include a two-story addition above the existing single-story retail structure. Eight bicycle spaces will be included in the development. The building will yield 27,792 square feet of space upon the completion of the 17,160-square-foot addition.

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Cira 2 and the Cira Center. Photo by KMCA Architectural Model Makers and Prototyping

Looking Back at the Second Tower Once Planned at Cira Centre in University City, West Philadelphia

Shortly after the completion of the first Cira Centre skyscraper in 2005, plans were revealed for a second tower at a nearby site. The 725-foot-tall, 48-story high-rise was shown as part of a model of the greater complex, around the time of the groundbreaking of the FMC Tower nearby to the south. The project was designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architecture and planned for development by Brandywine Realty Trust, a team that is also behind the original Cira Centre as well as the Evo and FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a group of buildings that has transformed the University City skyline.

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3926 Haverford Avenue prior to renovation. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for a Six-Unit Extension at 3926 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for an extension for a three-story prewar rowhouse at 3926 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The three-story addition, which will rise at the rear of the existing structure, will add six residential units and 1,200 square feet of space to the property, bringing up the total to 4,200. The project cost is estimated at $45,000.

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