Permits have been issued for a four-story, 86-unit residential building at 448-56 Rhawn Street (alternately 448-456 Rhawn Street or 448-52 Rhawn Street) in Fox Chase, Northeast Philadelphia. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the development will hold 92,432 square feet of interior space, of which 2,500 square feet will be ground-level retail, and will include a ground-level garage with space for 34 cars and 30 bicycles. The building will rise on the southwest corner of Rhawn Street and Rockwell Avenue, across from the Fox Chase Station of the SEPTA Regional Rail. Permits list Fortify Construction Management LLC as the contractor. The projected cost of construction work is $8 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 30-unit residential building at 892 North 41st Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The development is proposed on the west side of the block between Ogden Street and Westminster Avenue and will apparently replace a vacant lot just off Westminster. The development will rise from a 5,347-square-foot footprint and will contain 29,598 square feet of interior space, lending an average of just under 1,000 square feet per unit. Project features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which, given the building’s future prominence, promises to offer sweeping skyline views. Permits list Cory A. Schmitt as the owner and Eugene Naydovich of Fitler Development as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $200,000, an oddly modest sum for this relatively large building.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 20-unit residential building at 3611 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The building is proposed at a vacant lot on the north side of the block between North 36th and North 37th streets. The development will span 15,800 square feet of interior space (lending an average of just under 800 square feet per unit) and will feature full sprinkling. Permits list the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority as the owner, Joseph W. Healy, RA as the design professional, and Buckley Futures LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $2.5 million.
The 1st place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December Countdown December 2021 Development Countdown goes to Harper Square at 113-21 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Designed by DAS Architecture and Planning and developed by Pearl Properties, the slender skyscraper will rise 620 feet and 52 stories tall. The 267,874-square-foot structure will hold 215 residential units and 30,180 square feet of commercial space and incorporate existing historic buildings into the base. The development will include 30,180 square feet of commercial space at the lower floors and 183 residential units above.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use tower at 412 North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by National Real Estate Development and the KRE Group, the new structure will stand 244 feet and 23 stories high, a fairly significant addition to the local skyline. The development will hold multiple commercial spaces at the ground floor and 397 apartments on the upper floors. A garage will hold 105 parking spaces for building residents. A green roof will be located at the top of the tower, which will contain a total of 351,927 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $93 million, according to the permit.