Permits have been issued for a new restaurant at 1800 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Alterations will cover 1,601 square feet, replacing the Saxbys cafe, which had occupied the first floor and basement since 2018. Permits list JLL Architecture as the design professional. Construction will cost of $345,900
Demolition permits have been issued for a five-story, 75,200-square-foot building at 119 South 31st Street in University City, West Philadelphia. The structure will make way for The Standard at Philadelphia, an approximately 210-foot-tall, 18-story high-rise that will span a mid-block site stretching between South 30th to South 31st streets. Designed by Cube3, the new building will offer 280 residential units and 37 parking spaces.
Permits have been issued for the demolition of the main towers and possibly other portions of the Saint Laurentius Church at 1600 East Berks Street in Fishtown. Current demolition costs are set at $500,000 for the 7-story, 141 year old church due to the ongoing threat of collapse. Andrew Menyo is the design professional listed for the demolition.
Construction is gaining momentum at 1602 South 13th Street in East Passyunk, South Philadelphia. The development consists of for full alterations to a single-family rowhosue built in 1915 on an iconic stretch of South 13th Street. The property originally boasted five bedrooms and one bathroom while rising three stories with a total construction area of 2,870 square feet. Full masonry work is taking place along with major alterations to the facade of the building. Concrete and brick work is being done by DeSimone Contracting.
Recently published permits reveal that another height change is possible for 113-121 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. The permit states that the building will now stand 52 stories, meaning it will likely have a height above 600 feet. Designed by DAS Architecture and Partners, the 267,874 square-foot tower will have 215 residential units and 30,180 square feet of commercial space. The design will feature slender profile and will be clad in light and dark and light shades. The building was developed by Pearl Properties, which was also behind The Harper located nearby.