W/Element Hotel, Arthaus, and City Hall. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Occupancy Imminent at Arthaus in Washington Square West, Center City

In Washington Square West, Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street has become the latest addition to the Philadelphia skyline. The nearly completed tower rises to a height of 542 feet and 47 stories and will feature 108 condominium units, along with ample amenity space and retail. The building, which stand somewhat apart from the main Center City skyline, was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, which has also crafted buildings such as the BNY Mellon Center and One Vanderbilt, and developed by Dranoff Properties.

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2046-50 East Lehigh Avenue. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture

Construction Underway at 2046-50 East Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction is well underway at 2046-50 Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The building, located on the southwest side of the block between between Frankford Avenue and Amber Street, will rise five stories and feature ground-floor commercial space as well as 21 residential units. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the structure will span 21,168 square feet and will feature parking for seven bicycles. Permits list Grit Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.75 million.

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244-58 North 2nd Street. Credit: LandMark Architectural Design LLC via the City of Philadelphia

Foundations Underway at Townhouse Complex at 244-58 North 2nd Street in Old City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that foundation work is largely complete at an 11-townhouse development at 244-58 North 2nd Street in thee Old City section of Center City. Designed by LandMark Architectural Design, each townhouse will rise four stories and span nearly 5,000 square feet, and feature a cellar, a roof deck, an elevator, and a two-car garage. Permits list OCF Construction as the contractor.

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871 North 20th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. April 2022

Construction Complete at 871 North 20th Street in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit has revealed that construction has been completed at a four-story multi-family building at 871 North 20th Street in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. The building features a cellar and three condominium units, each with access to a roof deck that offer extensive views of the skyline thanks to the structure’s prominence above its surroundings. Permits list RDM Construction LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $241,000.

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