Two uCity Square, a 15-story office building that is part of the greater uCity Square development, is slated to rise at 225 North 38th Street in University City in West Philadelphia. Permits have already been filed for the construction of the foundation, the core, and the tower shell. The 498,023-square-foot high-rise will contain office, research and development, and retail space, as well as three loading bays, 329 parking spaces, and 91 bicycle spaces. Most of these amenities will be located underground. A green roof will be built atop the structure.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 4432 Lancaster Avenue in the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The new structure will span a 1,210-square-foot footprint and be used office space and apartments. The property sits near the intersection of Westminster Avenue and Lancaster Avenue, and also close to Lex Street and Lancaster Avenue. The property is under the ownership of Mahari 4432 Real Estate LLC.
The Rittenhouse Square and Center City West neighborhoods are witnessing a boom in high-rise construction and proposals. At 2012 Chestnut Street, at the junction of the two neighborhoods, a four-story brick building formerly occupied by the Philadelphia Housing Authority will be transformed into a 20-story edifice with a height of 253 feet, designed by Cope-Linder Architects. According to the developer Alterra Property Group, the redevelopment will include 200 units to the city, of which 160 will be market rate with the rest reserved for lower-middle-income individuals. The developer also plans to allocate 7,000 square feet on the ground floor for commercial space.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 1238 North Howard Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The building will feature a roof deck and will not exceed 48 feet in height, including the roof access pilot house. Maher Abdelaal is the listed design professional and Katz Deborah Grossberg and Phillips Brain Denny are the listed owners.
Permits have been filed for construction of a single-family structure at 2023 Oakford Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The structure will replace a empty lot with minor vegetation on site. Documents do state that the building will feature a roof deck. The property sits on the north side of a block between and Point Breeze Avenue and South 21st Street. The site is under the ownership of OAKFORD2023 LLC.