Permits Filed for a Single-Family Building at 2138 East Albert Street in East Kensington

Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family residential building at 2138 East Albert Street in East Kensington. The property is located on the block between Trenton Avenue and Martha Street. The attached structure will span a footprint of 490 square feet and will include a roof deck and roof deck access structure. John Laychock is the listed owner.

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709 Chestnut Street. Credit: Edry McHenry Architects

317-Foot-Tall Tower Awaits Construction at 709 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

The 25th entry on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is a 317-foot-tall, 27-story residential tower planned for 709 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City. The 278-unit building is being developed by Roseland Properties and Parkway Corporation and is designed by Edry McHenry Architects, which recently revealed a rendering of a 350-foot building at 2100 Market Street. The structure will span almost the entirety of the 170-by-170-foot site that currently operates as an active parking lot. Permits have yet to be filed for the project, and no demolition preparations have begun.

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203 Diamond Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google

Permits Filed for Multi-Family Structure at 203-09 Diamond Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia

A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of an eight-unit residential structure at 203-09 Diamond Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. Also known as 203-09 Diamond Street, the lot sits at the northeast corner of Diamond Street and North Philip Street. The attached structure will span a 719-square-foot footprint, rise up to 38 feet high (not including pilot houses) and feature a roof deck. Blackrock Capital LLC is the listed owner.

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2846 Belgrade Street. Looking north. Credit: Google

Permits Filed for a Single-Family Structure at 2846 Belgrade Street in Port Richmond, Kensington

A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a single-family residential structure at 2846 Belgrade Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The site is located on the north side of the block between East Somerset Street and East Auburn Street. The attached structure’s footprint will span 1,000 square feet. Agim Belulaj and Majlinda Belulaj are the listed owners.

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702 Sansom Street. Credit: SLCE Architects

702 Sansom Street Set for Construction in Market East, Center City

The 26th entry on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is the 315-foot-tall, 24-story tower proposed at 702 Sansom Street on Jewelers’ Row in Market East, Center City. Developed by Toll Brothers and designed by SLCE Architects, the property is located at the southwest corner of Sansom Street and South 7th Street, half a block to the north of Washington Square and a block west of Independence Hall. Our recent visit to the site revealed that no progress has been made at the site after the demolition and excavation.

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