Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction is nearly complete at the four-story, six-unit residential building at 214 North 12th Street in the western section of Center City’s Chinatown, in an area alternately known as the Convention Center District. The development replaces an attractive Colonial-style townhouse. According to filings, the new structure spans 5,190 square feet, leading to an average of around 850 square feet per unit, and features full sprinkling. Permits list Kaing Estate LLC as the owner and Liu Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $200,000.
Construction work is making significant headway on The Cecil, a mixed-use development under construction at 1641-45 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign and developed by R+M Development Partners and BKP Development Group, the building will rise five stories tall, with commercial space on the ground floor and 20 residential units above. Parking for building residents will also be included.
Renovation work is making considerable progress on Paper Factory Lofts at 173 West Berks Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The building rises five stories tall, with certain sections rising to a height of six stories. The industrial building was formerly home a paper manufacturer, thus the project’s name, however this business has moved out of the facility. Now, developer Urban Conversions is renovating the building to hold 30 apartments. Interiors will span 28,000 square feet.
Exterior work is nearing completion at 1805 North Howard Street, a six-story, 45-unit multi-family building under construction in Fishtown, Kensington. Permits list a project area of 36,802 square feet, Bottos Construction Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $8 million. The project is part of 1BRKS, a new development that will bring well over 100 residential units and ample commercial space, and is poised to become a local destination.
Steel framing is underway at 1408-18 East Oxford Street, a four-story multi-family building rising in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the buildings will hold 42,211 square feet of space and 42 residential units. There will also be 32 parking spaces included within the structure to serve building residents. Construction cost is estimated at $5.25 million.