Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1511 North Hancock Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The development will replace a single story garage-type facility located on the east side of the block between Jefferson Street and West Oxford Street. The structure will rise from a 1,050-square-foot footprint and will contain 3,150 square feet of floor space. Permits list Enam Abazi as the owner, with Paul Dietz specified as the designer and Qazim Kupa as the contractor.
No signs of construction have yet been observed at the site of a major apartment building proposed at 501 Spring Garden Street in the booming Northern Liberties neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Designed by Bower Lewis Thrower Architects and developed by Neal and Victor Rodin, the structure will stand 153 feet and 13 stories tall and will feature 373 apartments as well as abundant retail space at the ground floor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a series of single-family homes at 80 East Sharpnack Street in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia. The development will consist of six homes, all standing three stories tall with decks at the second story and at the rooftop. Each home will include one parking space and will hold 2,238 square feet of space. The total construction cost is listed at $1,389,000, with $231,500 to build each individual home.
Permits were issued for the construction of a large mixed use building at 1801-05 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington. The building will stand five stories tall and will feature 20 residential units as well as two commercial spaces at the ground floor. Parking will be situated in the basement. The structure will hold 25,106 square feet of space and will cost an estimated $2,510,000 to build.
Two Liberty Place at 50 South 16th Street in Center City is a 848-foot-tall skyscraper similar in style to the complex’s anchor tower One Liberty Place at 1650 Market Street, with its floor boosted by an extension on the north side of the structure. Designed by Murphy/Jahn and developed by Willard G. Rouse III of Rouse and Associates, the tower was erected in 1988 and stands 58 stories tall. Philly YIMBY looks at the design process through drawings by Helmut Jahn that date to 1986.