1735 Seybert Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2023

Site Remains Vacant at 1735 Seybert Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit shows that a site slated for construction continues to sit vacant at 1735 Seybert Street in Cecil B. Moore, Lower North Philadelphia, after the demolition of a vacant two-story single-family rowhouse. An attractive wood plank fence encloses the vacant lot. The work was performed as part of the City of Philadelphia demolition program. Permits listed Francis Henriquez of FH Demolition as the contractor and a work cost of $13,995.

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2121 East Dakota Street. Site conditions prior to redevelopment. Looking north. October 2018. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 2121 East Dakota Street in Fishtown

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story single-family dwelling at 2121 East Dakota Street in East Kensington. The new building will rise from a vacant lot sited on the northeast side of the block between Amber Street and Trenton Avenue. The development will span 1,500 square feet and will feature a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list Paul Dietz as the design professional and Fidan Basha as the contractor.

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2024-32 North 22nd Street. Credit: Oombra Architects.

YIMBY Shares Streets Handbook Checklist for Tioga District’s Diamond Health Hub Proposed in North Philadelphia West

Earlier this month, YIMBY shared floor plans and planning infographics for Tioga District’s Diamond Health Hub, a five-story, 120-unit mixed-use development proposed at 2024-32 North 22nd Street in North Philadelphia West; today we share the project’s Complete Streets Handbook Checklist, a rather technical documentation set included in the project’s Civic Design Review submission. The development will rise from a through-block lot sited between by North 22nd Street to the east and North Croskey Street to the west. Designed by Oombra Architects, the building will offer 49,423 square feet of residential space, 10,567 square feet of commercial space, and parking for nine cars and 28 bicycles. The residences will be designated for mixed-income seniors aged 55 and above.

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The Luxe Phase I at 1705 North American Street. Building rendering. Credit: Atrium Design Group via Civic Design Review

YIMBY Looks at Amenities at The Luxe at 1705 North American Street in Norris Square

Last week, YIMBY ran an in-depth publication covering The Luxe Phase I, a six-story, 96-unit rental development nearing completion at 1705 North American Street in Norris Square; while the piece focused on the building from its architectural and urban planning standpoint, today we venture into its residential experience by focusing on its amenities. Listed under a full address of 1705-41 North American Street and alternatively called The Luxe Fishtown (the development website describes the neighborhood as Fishtown West), the building spans a through-block lot that extends from North American Street to the west to North Philip Street to the east. Designed by the Atrium Design Group and Stantec, the structure will span 95,000 square feet and feature around 9,900 square feet of ground-floor retail, a roof deck, and parking for 44 cars and 72 bicycles, and other amenities that are covered below. Permits list Turn Key Realty as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $15 million.

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Permits Issued for 5019 Pentridge Street in Cedar Park, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story attached six-unit residential structure at 5019 Pentridge Street in Cedar Park, West Philadelphia. The building will be located along Pentridge Street, on a block bound by 51st Street and 52nd Street. Designed by Kore Design Architecture, the development will yield a total built-up area spanning 6,634 square feet. Permits list TNA Builders LLC as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $940,000.

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