Permits have been issued for a the construction of a 42-unit mixed-use residential and commercial development at 1419-31 Federal Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise four stories tall and will feature retail space at the ground floor. A green roof at the top of the building and will be accessible via pilot houses. The project will also include 14 bike spaces. The permit lists Top Gun Enterprises as the contractor for the development, and Vincent Mancini as the design professional. In total, the building will hold 34,668 square feet of space, and will cost an estimated $3.8 million to build.
In the mid-1980s, the Philadelphia skyline rose as an even, roughly 500-foot plateau, particularly when viewed from the north and south. Though the skyline spanned a great expanse length-wise, it remained at a low profile, in great part thanks to the “Gentlemen’s Agreement” to not build above the 548-foot-tall pinnacle of the City Hall, which sat just beneath the 37-foot-tall statue of William Penn, the state’s founder. Philly YIMBY presents exclusive massing renderings of the city skyline just as it appeared in 1985, just before One Commerce Square and One Liberty Place both broke ground, starting their challenge to the skyline in the summer.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story multi-family building at 2738 Federal Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. The development will offer 23,914 square feet of floor space and will include 24 condominium units, a cellar, balconies in the front and rear of the structure on the second through fourth floors, and a roof deck above the fourth floor. Four accessory parking spaces will be included in the project, with one set to be ADA and van accessible, as well as 12 bicycle spaces. Gnome Architects is listed as the architect for the project, with GRIT Construction taking up the contracting work. Construction costs are estimated at $1,434,870.
A permit has been issued for the construction of a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 203-09 Diamond Street in Norris Square. The structure will replace a vehicle maintenance facility located at the northeast corner of Diamond Street and North Philip Street. The structure will rise from a 2,304-square-foot footprint and will contain 11,520 square feet of floor space. Permits list Blackrock Capital LLC as the owner, Nicholas Coulter of KCA Design Associates, LLC as the architect, and Adam Pearlman as the contractor. Construction is expected to cost $800,000.
The Arthaus condominium under construction at 311 South Broad Street in Center City is nearing the very top of the parapet, which will stand at at an impressive height of 542 feet. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, the 45-story skyscraper features a bright and modern design. The tower will include 107 units and amenity and retail space on the first four floors, along with green roofs at the top of the podium and at the roof. The building’s design is perfect for the Philadelphia skyline as the tower keeps a blocky profile while changing form as it steps up to a square crown, with the metal cladding thickening around the edges as it opens up on the glass faces to have thinner metal run vertical up the tower with spaces dividing the rows.