7165 Keystone Street. Credit: Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture

Permits Issued for 96-Unit Building at 7165 Keystone Street in Tacony, Northeast Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 96-unit residential building at 7165 Keystone Street in Tacony, Northeast Philadelphia. The plan appears to be a slight downgrade from the six-story, 102-unit development submitted to the Civic Design Review last year and covered in our October article, but since the siting and scale generally remain very similar, we are displaying them here to give the reader an idea of the overall development. In addition to residences, the project will also include a 11,208-square-foot commercial component. Permits list 7165 Keystone Investments as the owner, Brett Harman of Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture as the design professional, and High Tower Penn as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $15 million.

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Current view of 1514 North American Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Eight-Unit Building at 1514 North American Street in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of an eight-unit mixed-use building at 1514 North American Street in Olde Kensington. Upon completion, the new building will rise three stories tall and hold 9,963 square feet of space. A commercial space will sit at the ground floor. A pilot house will lead to the roof of the building. Kevin O’Neill is listed as the design professional behind the project, with Sparti Construction listed as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $1,245,375.

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2421 North 7th Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 2421 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East

The stunning resurgence of the long-devastated interior of North Philadelphia East continues unabated. Following a string of recent residential submissions in the immediate vicinity, permits have been issued for yet another addition to the neighborhood, this time at 2421 North 7th Street. The building will replace part of a large vacant lot situated on the east side of the block between West York Street and West Cumberland Street, a few blocks to the northeast of Temple University. The submission calls for a ground footprint of 1,280 square feet, interior area of 2,559 square feet (which translates to around 850 square feet per apartment), and a roof deck. Permits list Old Kensington Holdings L. as the owner, Christopher Menna as the design professional, and JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor, the latter being a team behind many of the recently-proposed surrounding developments. Construction costs are specified at $180,000.

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Rendering of Arthaus. Image by Dranoff Properties

Construction Elevator Being Removed at Arthaus in Washington Square West, Center City

The exterior construction elevator is currently being removed at Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Earlier this year the tower reached its full height of 542 feet and 47 stories. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, the development will offer 108 condominium units and retail space. Construction is nearing completion and the building has already become a prominent addition to the skyline.

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