1807 East Huntingdon Street. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Renderings Revealed for 1807 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 1807 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington. Designed by JKRP Architects, the development will stand five stories tall, adding to and preserving an existing on-site structure. There will be industrial space located within the project on the first and second floors, totaling around 38,158 square feet of space, while an additional 77,438 square feet of space will make rom for 80 residential units. A roof deck will be included as an amenity space for the development, along with a mail/package room at the ground floor.

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Rendering of Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-33 Chestnut Street. Credit: Lake Flato Architects.

Additional Permits Issued for Amy Gutmann Hall in UPenn in University City, West Philadelphia

A commercial building permit has been issued for the University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-23 Chestnut Street in University CityWest Philadelphia, revealing details that further expand on the original permits issued in March and the information the university made available to the public. The new permit reveals an exact square footage of 115,954 square feet, effectively matching UPenn’s stated 116,000 square feet. The total construction cost is specified at $68.3 million, which makes up roughly half of UPenn’s figure of $137.5 million, which likely factors non-construction costs such as equipment, etc.

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2006 West Girard Avenue. Building elevation. Credit: CANNOdesign via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 10-Unit Building at 2006 West Girard Avenue in Francisville, Lower North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, ten-unit apartment building at 2006 West Girard Avenue in FrancisvilleLower North Philadelphia. The development, sited on a partially occupied through-block lot stretching from Girard Avenue to the north to Cambridge Street to the south, with the three-story, three-unit prewar rowhouse on Girard to remain and the new building to rise from a vacant site on Cambridge. Designed by CANNOdesign, the new building will feature balconies in select units, two private roof decks, and parking for four bicycles. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.2 million.

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1500 Germantown Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

Construction Underway at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction is underway at a three-story mixed-use building at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. The structure will rise from a 1,402-square-foot footprint and will contain 5,359 square feet of mixed residential and commercial interior space. The structure will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and full sprinkling. Permits list Sharara Kazimi and Mirwais Saidi as owners, Cheryl Poulos as the design professional, and Philly Parking Solutions as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $400,000.

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2454 North Second Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

Construction Progresses at 2454 North 2nd Street in West Kensington

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted considerable construction progress at a three-story, five-unit development at 2454 North 2nd Street in West Kensington. Designed by T+Associates Architects, the project spans 8,172 square feet, of which 2,769 is allocated as artist studio or industrial space on the first and a part of second floor. Permits list Salini Brothers Ornamental Iron Work as the contractor and a construction cost of $1.1 million.

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