A Project HOPE development at 115 East Huntingdon Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

A Detailed Look at Upcoming Project HOME Residence at 115 East Huntingdon Street in West Kensington

Recently Philadelphia YIMBY visited the site of a new 56-unit Project HOME assisted residential facility under renovation at 115 East Huntingdon Street at the Temple University Campus Episcopal Campus in West Kensington. The development is part of Temple University Hospital’s ongoing effort to create over 1,000 affordable supported-living residences for persons that have experienced homelessness, mental illnesses, substance abuse, and other issues. The project team consists of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects as the designer, Temple University Hospital’s Project HOME as the owner/developer, and T. N. Ward Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $14.9 million. In the previous article we focused on the project’s social mission and its financial backers, which include musician Jon Bon Jovi. Today we look at the architectural and technical aspects of the massive, five-story renovation project.

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Rendering of 801 North 19th Street. Credit: NORR.

Construction Equipment Arrives at 801 North 19th Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that some construction equipment has arrived at the site of the 149-unit residential development at 801 North 19th Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia, although construction has not yet begin. Designed by NORR, the complex will consist of a five-story, 115-unit apartment building as well as 34 three-story townhouses clustered around an interior courtyard and parking lot. The 104,596-square-foot multi-family building will offer units spanning between 498 to 1,004 square feet, an amenity area situated at the fifth floor, and 52 parking spaces in a basement garage.

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Rendering of 6808 Ridge Avenue. Credit: Ingram/Sageser.

Renderings Revealed For 6808-16 Ridge Avenue In Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 6806-16 Ridge Avenue in RoxboroughNorthwest Philadelphia. Designed by Ingram Sageser Architects, the building will rise five stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor and 80 apartments above. The project will span 77,780 square feet and include parking for 24 cars and 27 bicycles.

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1701 Fairmount Avenue. Rendering credit: Tester Construction Group

Mixed-Use Development Anticipated at 1701 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that demolition has not yet started at a single-story commercial building at 1701 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. Located at the northwest cornet of Fairmount Avenue and North 17th Street, the site will be cleared for the construction of a four-story mixed-use building with two commercial spaces and 24 apartments. Designed by Marshall Sabatini and developed by MM Partners, the project will feature roof decks and full sprinkling. Tester Construction Group will act as the contractor. Construction cost is specified at $5.3 million.

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1501 Fairmount Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. April 2022

Construction and Vertical Extension Anticipated at 1501 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia

Last September, Philly YIMBY reported that permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story-story, 20-unit addition and vertical addition to a prewar Art Deco commercial building at 1501 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. More than half a year later, our visit revealed no construction progress at the development. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the development will add 20,558 square feet of space to the existing building, boosting the total area to 26,025 square feet. The project, which is also known under the address of 1501-05 Fairmount Avenue, will feature 5,467 square feet of commercial space, elevator service, roof decks, parking for seven bicycles, and full sprinkling. Permits list Construct Design Corp. Inc. as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.7 million.

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