Urban development is a delicate balancing act, and sometimes we must say goodbye to cherished local destinations in order to make way for a plan that is ultimately more beneficial to the community and to the city at large. One of such trade-offs is slated to occur at 7619 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia, where the Trolley Car Diner is set to meet the wrecking ball, to be replaced by a six-story, mixed-use residential development designed by Morrissey Design. Although the charming chrome, neon, mural, and freestanding trolley of the diner will be missed, the proposal at hand makes for more effective use of the site, bringing significant residential density within a two0-block walk of the Mount Airy Station of the SEPTA Regional Rail and replacing the auto-centric restaurant with pedestrian-friendly retail.
Permits have been issued for the construction of two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 2630 and 2632 North 11th Street in Glenwood, North Philadelphia. The structures will rise in place of a vacant lot located on the west side of the block between West Huntingdon and West Oakdale streets. Each structure will span a 1,120-square-foot ground footprint; the building at number 2630 will hold 3,113 square feet of interior space, while its counterpart at number 2632 will feature 2,274 square feet of interior space. Each will offer a roof deck and full sprinkling. Permits list 2630 and 2632 N 11th St LLC as the owners for their respective sites, and Christopher Menna as the design professional and JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor. The total construction cost of $500,000 allocates $350,000 to general construction and $50,000 apiece for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit residential building at 3519 Hamilton Street in Powelton Village, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot situated on the north side of the block between North 35th and North 36th streets. Permits list Darron T. Mason and Marsha Irons Mason as the owners, Lauren Thomsen as the design professional, and GRIT Construction LLC as the contractor. The total construction cost of $500,000 allocates $350,000 to general construction and $50,000 apiece for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work.
Permits have been issued for 12 + Sansom, a high-rise planned at 123-27 South 12th Street in Market East, Center City. Designed by Studios Architecture, the tower will rise 20 stories tall and will offer 399 residential units, some with balconies. A roof deck will be included with the development. In total, the tower will hold 370,860 square feet of space. Clemens Construction is the contractor behind the project. Construction costs are estimated at $132.25 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit multi-family building at 3028 West Dauphin Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The structure will be located on the southeast corner of the intersection of West Dauphin and North 31st streets and will replace an automobile repair shop. The new building will span a 4,500-square-foot ground footprint and will feature 12,915 square feet of interior space, which translates to slightly over 1,000 square feet per unit. The development will also offer a roof deck and parking for four bicycles. Permits list Dauphin St. Partners LLC as the owner and Priority Building Group, LLC as the contractor.