A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has found construction well underway at Ridge Flats, a five-story mixed-use development rising at 4300-26 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the 180,879-square-foot development will contain around 10,000 square feet of retail space, 142 residential units, 117 partially covered surface parking spaces, and a green roof. Permits list Kinsley Construction as the contractor. The construction cost is stated at $30.5 million.
Construction of a four-story, 33-unit development is anticipated at 701-13 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia East near Temple University. The structure will span the entire northern side of the block between North 7th and North 8th streets. Designed by Ruggiero Plante Land Design, the development will span 40,325 square feet and will offer several thousand square feet of commercial space as well as a residential component that includes four affordable units. Features include elevator service, 11 bicycle parking spaces, and full sprinkling. Permits list Mogil Real Estate Company as the owner, D N Construction Company as the contractor, and a construction cost of $3.25 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family building at 2226 North Franklin Street in North Philadelphia East. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the new building will stand three stories tall. There will be four residential units within the structure, each an apartment. The units will span a total of 5,000 square feet. Construction costs are listed at $500,000.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered significant construction progress at The Anchorage, a six-story, 136-unit mixed-use development at 4442 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia. Designed by HDO Architecture, the structure will span 174,544 square feet structure and feature a 10,500-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor, as well as full sprinkling and parking. Permits list 4501 Kelly Partners LP as the owner, Turn Key Realty LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $17.4 million.
The majority of Philly YIMBY’s attention is focused on development activity in the city of Philadelphia. This comes as no surprise, especially considering that more than 50 percent of new residential permits issued in 2021 in Pennsylvania were issued within the city limits. However, there is plenty of interesting activity happening in the surrounding communities, as well, just on a smaller scale. A variety of suburban towns and communities are densifying and building urban housing more resemblant of what is found within the city within whose orbit they lie. The Borough of Media is a prime example.