The ongoing urban revival continues in West Kensington with a permit issue for a four-story, 14-unit residential building at 2500 North Mascher Street. The development will replace a vacant lot at the northwest corner of North Mascher and West Cumberland streets, and will likely extend across the block to Mutter Street to the west. The building will span a 2,867-square-foot ground footprint and hold 14,337 square feet of interior space, which averages to just over 1,000 square feet per typical unit. The project will feature a cellar, full sprinkling, and roof decks, which promise sweeping skyline vistas due to the building’s prominence above the surroundings. Permits list Laurie Korbin and Erika D. Millman-White as owners, Nicholas Coluter of KCA Design Associates as the design professional, and LNHA New Homes LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $1.5 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 47-unit building at 1118 North Front Street near the confluence of Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Designed by BLT Architects, the building will rise on the west side of the block between West Wildey Street and Girard Avenue, just to the south of the Girard Avenue Station on the Market-Frankford Line. The structure will take up a footprint of 6,920 square feet and will hold 44,090 square feet of interior space, with just over 900 square feet per average unit. The property will also offer ground-level commercial space, which will positively contribute to the local commercial corridor. The building will be fully sprinkled. Permits list US Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $7.04 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit building at 2612 Annin Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. The building will replace a vacant lot on the south side of the block between South 26th and South 27th streets. The structure will span a footprint of 1,405 square feet and will hold 5,580 square feet of interior space, which translates to nearly 1,400 square feet per apartment. The development will also include a roof deck, which will likely offer dramatic skyline views of nearby Center City and University City. Permits list Auto Source Export Inc. as the owner, Brett Harman as the design professional, and FWBK LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $560,000.
The dual-branded W/Element Hotel, located at 1439 Chestnut Street in Center City, has opened its final section to the public with the completion of its retail portion. Designed by Cope-Linder Architects and developed by the Chestlen Development Group, the tower rises 617 feet and 52 stories above ground, and stands at the former site of One Meridian Plaza, a block to the south of City Hall. Tutor Perini is the general contractor and The Lighting Practice is the lighting designer and contractor for the tower’s elaborate nighttime illumination. The skyscraper has an enormous impact on the skyline, more so than just about any other building completed in the past couple of years.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi-family building at 2613 Federal Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. Designed by CKG Architectural Studio, the new building will rise three stories tall plus basement. In total, the building is expected to yield 3,432 square feet of space. Kelly Ventures LLC is listed as the project’s contractor. Construction costs are specified at $151,800.