Last October, Philadelphia YIMBY reported on the demolition of a three-story prewar parking garage to make way for a nine-unit townhouse development at 316-20 South 11th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Although construction permits have been filed in November, our recent site visit has revealed that construction work has not yet begun on the development. According to permits, all nine buildings will be fairly similar, if not altogether identical. Each will span a 1,241-square-foot footprint and offer 4,589 square feet of space, which would make for a regal interior in any part of the city, let alone such a centrally located one. Permits list OCF Construction as the contractor.
Although construction permits have already been issued, construction has not yet begun at the site of the four-story, 57-unit apartment building proposed at 1622-40 Point Breeze Avenue in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia, as revealed by a recent Philly YIMBY site visit. Designed by JKRP Architects, the structure will rise on the west side of the block between Fernon and Morris Streets, with the zoning lot (but not the planned structure itself) extending to Fernon. The building will span a footprint of 10,282 square feet and will contail 51,905 square feet of interior space. Development features will include elevator service, a roof deck, a green roof, and parking for 19 bicycles. Permits list OCF Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.08 million.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has confirmed the completion of a three-story single-family rowhouse at 2141 Catharine Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The property replaces a two-story prewar rowhouse on the north side of the block between South 21st and South 22nd streets. The structure features full sprinkling, a basement, and a roof deck. Permits list Aston Enterprises LLC as the owner, David P. McArthur as the architect, and Montebello Homes as the contractor.
A four-story duplex rowhouse stands complete at 2123 Dickinson Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The structure replaces a vacant lot at the northeast corner of Dickinson and South 22nd streets, a short block away from Point Breeze Avenue, the neighborhood’s primary commercial corridor. The structure will feature commercial space on the ground floor and in the basement, with two multi-level residential units above. Permits list Boostrap Bowtie 1031 Easy as the owner and Kumas Homes as the contractor. Construction cost is specified at $220,000.
Construction work is making steady progress on the nine-story-tall, 108-unit mixed-use building at 545 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign, the new building will yield a total of 152,635 square feet of space, including 11,130 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, with residential units above. The project will include parking for 31 cars and 50 parking bicycles. Construction costs are listed at $20 million.