The area to the west of the Schuylkill River, particularly University City, has seen much development news recently, including the pending construction of Schuylkill Yards. Another development is on the drawing boards for what is now a large empty plot of land at 3401 Market Street. One uCity Square is a 13-story office building developed by Ventas Inc. and designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership. The building’s height may not be impactful on the skyline, yet its 390,000 square feet of floor space will be a significant addition to the neighborhood.
Demolition permits have been filed for 2019 Fernon Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The building to be demolished is a two-story structure with a cellar, classified as single-family yet currently unoccupied and boarded up. The property is located near the corner of Fernon Street and South 20th Street and is owned by Urban Living 6 LLC.
Development continues to expand at an unabated pace across University City. At 3601 Filbert Street, Drexel has started construction of Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions, combining offices with university classrooms. The new building will stand 185 feet tall with 12 floors and yield 174,000 square feet. Ballinger is the architect and the engineer of record for the building.
Permits have been filed for the construction of two attached single-family structures at 628 Master Street and 630 Master Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia. Each of the structures will span a footprint of 431 square feet and each would feature a roof deck. Universal Building and Co is the listed owner for 628 Master Street, and Flores John is the owner specified at 630 Master Street.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 1505 South Stillman Street in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The structure will replace a grassy lot with a single mature tree. The property is located near the corner of South Stillman Street and Dickinson Street and is owned by Eloise Priss Strickland.