Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit multi-family building at 4126 Pennsgrove Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The new structure will span 3,036 square feet and will feature a roof deck. Permits list construction costs at $280,000.
Last month, YIMBY shared renderings and project details for Drexel University’s 12-story, half-million-square-foot mixed-use building proposed at 3201 Cuthbert Street (alternately 3200 Arch Street) in University City, West Philadelphia. Today YIMBY takes an in-depth look at the project’s architecture and interior organization via additional diagrams and renderings. The 252-foot-tall structure (measuring from Cuthbert Street) will house 423,450 square feet of office and life sciences laboratory space, 12,365 square feet of retail on the lower two floors, 141 parking spaces in an underground garage spanning 56,802 square feet, and 12,887 square feet of accessory areas. The project team consists of Drexel University as the owner, Gattuso Development Partners (GDP) as the developer, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects (aka RAMSA) and Kendall Heaton Associates as the architects; the team also includes the firms Thornton Tomasetti, Burohappold Engineering, James Corner Field Operations, Perroni, and West 8.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted considerable construction progress at the Frankford Collective, a five-story mixed-use development rising at 1144 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by Kore Design Architecture, the building will feature ground-level commercial space and 12 apartments, as well as elevator service and a roof deck that will offer sweeping skyline vistas. Permits list the Frankford Collective as the owner, Equinox Management & Construction as the contractor, and a construction cost of $1.5 million.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted further construction progress at The Skylar, a three-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 1601 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Stamm Development Group, the building rises at an oblique corner of Frankford Avenue and East Oxford Street and will span 5,910 square feet, which will include ground-floor commercial space, a cellar, and a roof deck. Construction costs are listed at $1.15 million.
The area to the west of the 30th Street Station in University City, West Philadelphia, is expanding significantly, where the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards project is underway. 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the latest tower rising in the area, has reached a new milestone as curtain wall assembly has begun. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the skyscraper will rise to a height of 361 feet and 28 stories.