Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 43-unit mixed-use building at 912-22 Locust Avenue in East Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia, just north of LaSalle University. The structure will stand on a 21,272-square-foot lot on the southeast side of the block between Boyer and Devon streets, rising from a 10,800-square-foot footprint and holding 32,235 square feet of interior space. The development will include two commercial spaces, a cellar, and accessory storage space (to which the permits allocate a whopping 10,745 square feet). Permits list Bobby and Joyce M. Spears as the owners, RSG Management, LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $1.5 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, ten-unit apartment building at 721-23 North 16th Street in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. The development will be situated on the east side of the block between Swain and Brown streets, in an area that may also be described as Francisville. The project will replace a pair of three-story, apparently well-maintained prewar rowhouses and will hold a total of 11,048 square feet of interior space, which translates to a sizable average of 1,100 square feet per unit. The building will feature full sprinkling, a cellar, and a roof deck, which, due to the building’s prominent height, promises to offer sweeping skyline views. Permits list Mountfair Assoc. as the owner and Regis Development Corp. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $725,000.
While the Philadelphia skyline is growing upward, it is also extending further outward with new proposals. Cathedral Square, a development consisting of two skyscrapers, is on its way up in the Logan Square neighborhood in Center City, with the first tower already under construction at 1701 Race Street. Just to the north, Two Cathedral Square will soon stand 470 feet and 34 stories tall at 227 North 18th Street. The tower was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Exter Property Group and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 36-unit apartment building at 3811 Main Street in Wissahickon, Northwest Philadelphia. The development will rise on the northeast side of the street, across from the Schuylkill River. The structure will span a 28,174-square-foot footprint and will offer 69,876 square feet and will include five commercial spaces and full sprinkling. A total of 46 parking spaces will be offered, which include four accessible and three electric vehicle spaces. In addition, space will be allocated for 12 bicycles. Permits list W-G Main Street LLC as the owner, David J. Plante of Ruggiero Plante Land Design as the design professional, and US Best Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $5.7 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, nine-unit apartment building at 1937-41 North Marshall Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia. The development will be situated on the east side of the block between West Berks and West Norris streets, replacing three prewar rowhouses, two of which currently sit vacant. The structure will rise from a 2,000-square-foot footprint and will span 9,942 square feet, lending an average of nearly 1,100 square feet per residence, and will include a basement and full sprinkling. Permits list Lasfund LLC as the owner and Murat Aslansan as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $1.5 million.