Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story structure at 5509 Spruce Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The 1,200-square-foot, prewar structure is located at a mid-block site between South 55th Street and South Allison Street. The former single-family dwelling and will be dismantled as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The cost of the work will be $14,000. Pendarvis Mathis is the listed owner and Thomas Curran is the contractor.
After three years of construction, Pavilion, a steel behemoth in the hospital district of University City in West Philadelphia, nears completion. Located at 300 South 33rd Street, the building was designed by Foster + Partners at a height of 343 feet and 17 stories with a total square footage of 1.5 million square feet, the same amount as the Comcast Technology Center (also designed by Foster + Partners). The structure will roughly double the number of hospital beds at Penn Medicine. The Pavilion rises from the former site of the 254-foot-tall, 20-story Penn Tower, completed in 1974, demolished to make room for this massive development.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story prewar rowhouse at 4517 North Hicks Street in Wyoming, North Philadelphia. The property sits close to the corner of North 12th Street and West Courtland Street and is a part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The gross area of the former single-family structure is 1,200 square feet and the cost of the work will be $11,499. The owner of the property is Johnson Latoya. Mangual Demolition Inc. is the contractor.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story prewar rowhouse at 1535 North 27th Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The structure is located near the corner of West Oxford Street and North 27th Street. The structure will be demolished as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program, and the cost of the work of the demolition will be $14,900 for the 1,200-square-foot structure. The property is owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. The contractor is Pedro Palmer Construction Inc.
A multi-family building to be located at 1817 East York Street was recently was issued permits for construction. The building will sit in the East Kensington in North Philadelphia between Jasper Street and Kensington Avenue.