129 East Cumberland Street. Building elevations. Credit: KCA Design Associates via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for Five-Unit Building at 129 East Cumberland Street in West Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, five-unit residential building at 129 East Cumberland Street in West Kensington. The building will replace a vacant lot on the north side of the block between North Lee Street and North Water Street. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure will span 6,292 square feet and feature full sprinkling, a cellar, and roof decks. Permits list Margaret and Thomas J. Cousin as the owners, Tota Builders, Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $450,000.

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12 South 43rd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. May 2022

Construction Complete at Ludlow 43 in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has been complete at Ludlow 43 at 12-14 South 43rd Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. The building rises six stories and 76 feet tall, making it one of the larger buildings in the area. The development features 18 residential units, which include eight one-bedrooms, five two-bedroom, three three-bedroom, and two four-bedroom apartments. Also featured in the development will be five parking spaces, a fitness center, and a roof deck.

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2505 North Mascher Street. View to the southeast

Construction Complete at 2505 North Mascher Street in West Kensington

Construction is complete at a three-story single-family rowhouse at 2505 North Mascher Street in West Kensington. The development is located on the east side of the block between West Cumberland and West Huntingdon streets. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure spans 2,160 square feet and features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a roof deck. Permits list NHA Development LLC as the owner and LNHA New Homes LLC as the contractor. The property had been sold for $399,999 in February.

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Village Square on Haverford at 3611 Haverford Avenue. Credit: WRT

An In-Depth Look at Village Square on Haverford in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Today Philly YIMBY takes an in-depth look at the Village Square on Haverford, a multi-family development at 3611 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Today we look at the renderings for the 166-unit multi-family development that will span several adjacent sites on two blocks bordered by Haverford Avenue to the south, Wallace Street to the north, North 36th Street to the east, and North 39th Street to the west. Designed by WRT and developed by Lomax Real Estate Partners and the Mount Vernon Community Development Corporation, the project will consist of several buildings ranging from three to six stories and will offer retail, a mix of rental and condominium units, green promenades, and public art.

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Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Center at 214 South 9th Street. Rendering credit: Payette

Construction Not Yet Started at Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Center in Washington Square West, Center City

One of the most exciting new developments on the drawing boards in Center City is the 11-story Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Center proposed at 214 South 9th Street in Washington Square West. The structure will replace a multi-story garage on the northwest corner of South 9th and Locust streets. Designed by Payette, the structure will feature common areas on the lower levels and research labs on the floors above. No demolition nor construction permits have yet been filed, so it is of little surprise that our site visit has discovered that the garage at the site continues to stay intact, which we documented in the photos below.

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