Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 2921 Gerritt Street in the Grays Ferry neighborhood in South Philadelphia. The building, located around mid-block between South 29th Street and South 30th Street, will replace a paved fenced-in lot sited on a block lined with two-story prewar rowhouses. Maher Abdelaal is the listed design professional Two Blind Mice LLC is the listed owner.
In recent years we saw a number of game-changing high-rise projects growing around the city, with many more in planning. rise in the past decade with many buildings soaring to new heights. But in Society Hill, the developer team of John and Mary Turchi have fought for 14 years to erect a 150-foot building at 223 South Sixth Street. The 12-story, 193,589-square-foot structure, which is proposed to sit right next to the Dilworth House while preserving most of the older building, won approval from the Historical Commission just last year. Cope-Linder Architects is the designer for the slender high-rise, which will hold just ten residential units.
Permits have been filed for the construction of seven four-story residential structures at 1602-1614 North Bodine Street in Olde Kensington. Each building will feature a single-vehicle garage and a roof deck. Venco Builders Inc is the listed contractor and Brett Hartman is the design professional; both are specified for every structure. Owner listing is missing from house numbers 1602, 1604, and 1606, and Pando Property Group LLC is the listed owner for buildings at numbers 1608, 1610, and 1612.
Demolition permits have been filed for a vacant two-story rowhouse at 4012 Aspen Street in the Belmont neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The structure, located near the corner of Aspen Street and North 41st Street, is under the ownership of Pinckney Alvin J. Gamma Wrecking Inc is the contractor listed for the demolition.
As many areas of Center City, notably Center City West, are rapidly filling up with development, Chinatown still has a surprisingly high number of underdeveloped lots. A two-building proposal is slated for one such site at 800 and 830 Vine Street. The Equal Justice Center Towers, developed by Pennrose Management Company and designed by Robert’s & Todd Design, will span a 3.2-acre lot and consist of a mixed-use 13-story high-rise with 132 market rate units, 53 affordable senior units and 150 hotel rooms, and a nine-story office building. A large public plaza will sit at the corner and run between the two buildings at a diagonal angle.