2710 Ridge Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. March 2022

Construction Nearly Finished at 2710 Ridge Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit reveals that construction work is nearly complete at a three-story, five-unit apartment building at 2710 Ridge Avenue in BrewerytownNorth Philadelphia. The development is located on the southwest side of the block between North 27th Street and West Glenwood Avenue. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure spans 5,850 square feet and features a basement, full sprinkling and a roof deck. Permits list CRBN LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $800,000.

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1917 West Susquehanna Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. March 2022

No Activity Yet at 1917 West Susquehanna Avenue in North Central Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed no construction activity during our site visit to 1917 West Susquehanna Avenue, a multi-family residential structure proposed at in North Central Philadelphia. The building will span a footprint of 1,296 square feet and will feature a roof deck. 2103 N Franklin LLC is the listed owner. The site sits on the north side of the avenue, near the intersection with North Uber street. The structure will rise in place of a large, well-maintained grass lot with a two-plank wooden fence and a row of trees near the front. The block where the proposal is located has witnessed a particularly high percentage of postwar demolitions, with only around half of the original stock still standing. However, the area is witnessing a steady revival, with new developments being announced in the surrounding area with consistent regularity.

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W/Element Hotel from the Walt Whitman Bridge. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Philadelphia YIMBY Tracks Recently Completed Developments

Philadelphia YIMBY seeks to track the entire development cycle from new projects throughout the city, starting from early planning all the way to completion. The latter is the category we look at in our “category spotlight” series. Building completion articles, which welcome the latest additions into our urban fabric, generally make for visually rich content that allows us to take a given project off our development tracker and relegates it to something of an urban archive that tracks the city’s growth one building at a time.

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701 South Broad Street via OCF Realty

Broad Street Flats Topped Out at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

Construction has reached the topmost point at Broad Street Flats, a seven-story mixed-use development at 701 South Broad Street in HawthorneSouth Philadelphia. Designed by PZS Architects, the building will feature commercial space at the ground floor and 50 residential units. The building will also hold four “hotel rooms,” which will likely be used as apartments. The structure’s floor area spans 50,462 square feet. Permits list Ferraro Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $8 million.

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943-49 Washington Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. March 2022

Construction Underway at 943-49 Washington Avenue in Bella Vista, South Philadelphia

Construction is underway at 943-49 Washington Avenue in Bella VistaSouth Philadelphia. An extension will be added to the structure, which will stand a total of five stories tall upon completion and contain 24 residential units. The permit lists TBC LLC as the contractor, with Lonny Rossman as the design professional. The building will hold 29,535 square feet of space and cost an estimated $4.2 million to build.

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