Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story building at 2149-73 East Rush Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. Designed by Designblendz (with the firm’s Scott Woodruff listed as the architect), the building will feature 72 residential units as well as artist studios (likely ten in total, given that the building’s total “unit count” is listed at 82) and parking. The structure, also known under the shortened address of 2149 East Rush Street, will span a 19,878-square-foot footprint and offer 81,317 square feet of fully-sprinkled interior space. Permits list PBSDS Holdings LLC as the owner and Liberty Star Management Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $10 million.
The 12th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by National Real Estate Development the building is well on its way to its final height of 364 feet and 23 stories. The structure, alternately known as 1101-53 Chestnut Street, is part of East Market Phase 3, the latest expansion of the East Market complex.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 59-unit development at 1148-62 Frankford Avenue (also known under the shortened address of 1148 Frankford Avenue) in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by OOMBRA Architects, the building will contain 42,100 square feet of interior space (of which 2,497 square feet will be commercial), a roof deck, and 20 parking spaces. Permits list Wells Fargo Bank as the owner (as suggested by the imagery on the renderings) and Reed St. Builders LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $9.25 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 42-unit residential building at 879-85 North 40th Street (Parcel C) in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise on the east side of the block between Ogden Street and Westminster Avenue. The building will span a footprint of around 6,000 square feet and hold 37,710 square feet of residential space, lending an average of just below 900 square feet per apartment. Permits specify Francesco Zampetti as the designer and Haveerford SQ GC LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $2 million.
The 13th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use high-rise planned at 523 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Precision Realty Group, the project will provide office, retail, and commercial/medical space, as well as more than 200 residential units. The project will also include public plaza next to the eponymous mural, as well as amenities such as a roof deck with potential restaurant space. The tower will bring a dramatic skyline change to lower North Broad Street, where many large developments are underway and proposed.