Permits have been issued for the demolition of a single-story, 7,400-square-foot commercial building at 1701 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, North Philadelphia. The building is situated at the northwest corner of the intersection with North 17th Street and is currently home to a beverage distributor. Permits list Daj 1701 Partne [sic] as the owner and RLC Contractors Inc. as the contractor. Demolition costs are listed at $12,000.
Permits have been issued for the demolition of three two-story prewar rowhouses at 2422, 2424, and 2426 Harlan Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia. The buildings are located on the south side of the block between North 24th and North 25th streets and will be dismantled via the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. Each structure measures 1,200 square feet. Permits list the Philadelphia Housing Authority as the owner and Francis Henriquez of FH Demolition as the contractor. Work costs are specified at $9,105 per structure, for a total of $27,315 for the three.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 46-unit complex at 207-11 Vine Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by CANNOdesign, the development’s centerpiece will be a six-story building located at 211 Vine Street that will span 61,694 square feet. The project will also involve the construction of two new townhouses, located at 207A and 207B and 209 Vine Street, a multi-family renovation of a historic prewar house at 209 Vine Street, and the addition of 18 parking spaces to the site.
Since 1987, the Philadelphia skyline has expanded both horizontally and vertically, as the city has received a new tallest skyscraper along with multiple towers rising higher than 500 feet. However, over 30 years ago, the skyline was already suggesting what was coming in the future, as skyscrapers were finally rising above the 548-foot mark set by City Hall in Center City. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY will look back at the skyline by observing photographs from 1987.
Permits have been issued for the demolition of a two-story, 1,200-square-foot rowhouse situated at 1420 North Marston Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The vacant structure stands on the west side of the block between Master and Jefferson streets, and will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The work will include removal of trees on adjacent vacant lots at 1413, 1417, and 1418 North Marston Street, as well as placement of erosion control mats with seed on all lots. Francis Henriquez of FH Demolition is the listed contractor. Demolition costs are listed at $9,200.