Permits have been filed for the demolition of two adjacent vacant three-story buildings at 3246 and 3248 Kensington Avenue in Harrowgate, Kensington. Both structures once housed retail at the ground floor, with a hair salon as the latest tenant at number 3248, and were vacated some time in the early 2010’s. KCT Properties is the listed owner.
Earlier this year, KCA Design Associates submitted a Civic Design Review document to the Philadelphia Planning Commission for a six-story, 90-unit residential building proposed at 3314 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The project, developed by DTEG Investments, LLC, will span a L-shaped through-block site between Melon Street and Fairmount Avenue and span 82,776 gross square feet, including 5,200 square feet of industrial space. A revised CDR document was released on On October 9th, showing changes to the design.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a two-family attached structure at 5809 Larchwood Avenue in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a long, vacant lot blanketed with grass. The site sits close to the corner of Larchwood Avenue and South 58th Street. The property is owned by City Block Acq IX LLC.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 1955 North 4th Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The site sits close to the corner of North 4th Street and West Norris Street. The new structure will rise from a vacant site located between two three-story prewar rowhouses. Emerald Properties Of Philadelphia LLC is the listed owner.
The Philadelphia skyline continues its two-decade-long process of extending southward, with two 500-foot-plus towers proposed to be south of Chestnut Street in the past few years. At 311 South Broad Street in the Avenue of the Arts district, across from the Kimmel Center, Arthaus is rapidly rising with installation of rebar and concrete pours. Since the last YIMBY update in August the tower has risen over 20 stories, currently standing at 28 stories and nearly 400 feet to the top of the core, more than halfway to its eventual 542-foot, 47-story height. The blocky tower with a glass curtain wall was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, which revived the taller hotel proposal, cancelled after SLS International Hotel pulled out, as a 108-unit condominium.