West Philadelphia

Construction Moving Forward at 3700 Lancaster Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia

Construction is progressing quickly on the six-story, mixed-use structure at 3700 Lancaster Avenue in University City. The building, which is part of the multibillion-dollar uCity Square megaproject, will rise on an angled lot that was formerly home to the University City High School. The development will add 463 residential unit and retail to the growing Lancaster Avenue and University City. The structure will hold 304,907 square feet of residential space and 13,856 square feet of retail space. Plans also call for 157 parking spaces for residents’ use.

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Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed for 3314 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

DTEG Investments LLC is proposing a five-story apartment building at 3314 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. KCA Design Associates is the designer for the structure, which would stand as one of the largest apartment buildings in the neighborhood. The L-shaped, elevator-serviced building will feature 90 one- and two-bedroom residential units spanning from 520 to 940 square feet. Parking space for 30 bicycles will also be provided.

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Permits Filed for 1616 and 1620-1622 North 54th Street in Hestonville, West Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit apartment building at 1616 North 54th Street in Hestonville, West Philadelphia. The structure will span 11,388 square feet and run a construction cost of $500,000. Another building is planned nearby at 1620-22 North 54th Street, which will include 11 low income senior housing units. The two buildings will hold a total of eight two-bedroom units and fifteen one-bedroom units. Omega Home Builders is the builder for both properties.

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One uCity Square. Credit: ZGF Architects

Potential Activity At One uCity Square in University City, West Philadelphia

The area to the west of the Schuylkill River, particularly University City, has seen much development news recently, including the pending construction of Schuylkill Yards. Another development is on the drawing boards for what is now a large empty plot of land at 3401 Market Street. One uCity Square is a 13-story office building developed by Ventas Inc. and designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership. The building’s height may not be impactful on the skyline, yet its 390,000 square feet of floor space will be a significant addition to the neighborhood.

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