Permits have been filed for the demolition of a gas station at 9422 Bustleton Avenue in Bustleton (alternately Krewstown), Northeast Philadelphia. The property is located at the western corner of Bustleton Avenue and Grant Avenue. Permits list an earth disturbance area of 2000 square feet. Bus Properties LLC is the listed owner.
At number 27 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is the vertical addition proposed at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, which will add a slender 19-story structure atop an existing Freeman Auction House, bringing the total to 312 feet and 25 stories in height. Designed by Eric Leighton of Cecil Baker + Partners Architects and developed by Astoban Realty Group, the proposal will preserve the original prewar building’s façade and use the lower floor space for a commercial tenant, resident/tenant storage, parking, retail, and amenity space. The new tower will feature residential space, with the floors 20-24 split into two penthouses beneath the mechanical level at the 25th floor. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no progress at the moment, though a construction permit was issued on November 24.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a multi-family structure at 5617 Sansom Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The sits sits on the north side of the block located between South 56th Street and South 57th Street. The building footprint will span 1,137 square feet. Stephen Sanders is the listed owner.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant three-story prewar rowhouse at 1929 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East. The former single-family dwelling sits on the eastern side of the block between West Berks Street and West Norris Street. Shui Zheng Ji is the listed owner.
At number 28 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is the curvy mixed-use tower proposed at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West (alternately Logan Square). Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, which is responsible for several developments in the area, the 303-foot-tall, 22-story building will rise on a vacant lot to the north of the iconic PECO Building. The triangular lot is an improbable location for a high-rise, especially one that will make a noticeable impact on the Philadelphia skyline, as it is located between the elevated John F. Kennedy Boulevard and the elevated rail line. The building will be primarily residential with some office space on the lower floors.