4937 Chestnut Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2023

Construction Complete at 4937 Chestnut Street in Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted that construction work is complete at a three-story, seven-unit apartment building at 4937 Chestnut Street in Walnut HillWest Philadelphia. The development replaces a vacant lot on the north side of the block between South 49th and South 50th streets. Designed by Haverford Square Designs, the structure spans 5,569 square feet and features a basement and a roof deck, the latter reserved for private use by one of the units. Permits list Eugene Naydovich of Fitler Development as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $200,000.

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One Dock Street (1 Dock Street). Credit: BLT Architects

Exterior Nearly Complete at One Dock Street in Society Hill, Old City

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has observed that curtain wall assembly is nearly complete at One Dock Street, a 364-foot-tall, 31-story high-rise under construction in the Society Hill section of Old City in Center City. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the tower rises near the Delaware River waterfront and close to architect I.M. Pei‘s similarly-scaled Society Hill Towers; upon completion, One Dock Street will stand as the most significant contribution to the local skyline in half a century. The structure will span over 300,000 square feet of interior space and feature 272 rental units. Permits list Hunter Roberts Holdings LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $66.55 million.

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33 North 22nd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

Construction Not Yet Started at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent visit has observed that construction has still not started at a 328-foot-tall, 29-story residential tower proposed at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West, though a construction permit was issued in November 2021. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group (which is also listed as the contractor), the building will span 456,380 square feet and offer 341 apartments as well as a garage for use both by the building’s residents as well as customers of the adjacent Trader Joe’s supermarket, which currently uses the outdoor parking lot at the building site, which remained in operation at the time of our visit. Permits list a construction cost of $136 million.

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