26 South 42nd Street. Building elevations. Credit: Coscia Moos Architecture via the City of Philadelphia

YIMBY Looks at Project Details for 63-Unit Building Planned at 26 South 42nd Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Last December, YIMBY reported that permits were issued for the construction of a seven-story, 63-unit mixed-use development at 26 South 42nd Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. The project will rise on the on the northwest corner of Chestnut and South 42nd streets, on the western periphery of University City. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the structure will span 56,664 square feet and will include 4,828 square feet of retail. The building will provide parking for 42 bicycles well above the 22-space requirement, and nine off-site car parking spaces in a garage across the street at 4141-47 Chestnut Street. Permits list IMC Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $6.8 million. Today we share plans, elevations, and technical details for the project that were not available in our previous publication.

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Rendering of 5521 Wayne Avenue. Credit: Canno Design.

Construction Anticipated at 5521 Wayne Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction work has not yet begun at the six-story, 50-unit building proposed at 5521 Wayne Avenue in GermantownNorthwest Philadelphia, even though permits were filed around half a year ago. Designed by CANNOdesign, the structure will span 41,674 square feet and will include ground-level commercial space, elevator service, a green roof, and full sprinkling. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $6.5 million.

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3618-32 Haverford Avenue. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Renderings Revealed for 3618-32 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a four-story, 61-unit mixed-use development at 3618-32 Haverford Avenue in MantuaWest Philadelphia. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building, which fronts on Haverford Avenue and Brandywine Street, will hold commercial space on the ground floor. Eight street trees planted along the footprint, enhancing the street presence. 22 bicycle stalls will be included within the the building’s interior, with another eight on the sidewalk. Due to the site’s zoning and location, no parking is required nor is included within the development.

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809 Diamond Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2022

Foundations Underway at 809 Diamond Street in North Philadelphia East

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that foundation work is currently underway at a four-story, 11-unit multi-family building at 809 Diamond Street in North Philadelphia East. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure will span 11,360 square feet and feature a roof deck. Permits list Tester Construction as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $1.5 million.

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