A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that demolition has not yet started at a single-story commercial building at 1701 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. Located at the northwest corner of Fairmount Avenue and North 17th Street, the site will be cleared for the construction of a four-story mixed-use building with two commercial spaces and 24 apartments. Designed by Marshall Sabatini and developed by MM Partners, the project will feature roof decks and full sprinkling. Tester Construction Group will act as the contractor. Construction cost is specified at $5.3 million.
Last September, Philly YIMBY reported that permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story-story, 20-unit addition and vertical addition to a prewar Art Deco commercial building at 1501 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. More than half a year later, our visit revealed no construction progress at the development. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the development will add 20,558 square feet of space to the existing building, boosting the total area to 26,025 square feet. The project, which is also known under the address of 1501-05 Fairmount Avenue, will feature 5,467 square feet of commercial space, elevator service, roof decks, parking for seven bicycles, and full sprinkling. Permits list Construct Design Corp. Inc. as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.7 million.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit discovered that construction is nearly complete at a four-story, two-family residential development at 1325 Buttonwood Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia. The unusual-looking structure stands on the north side of the block between North 13th Street and North Broad Street. Permits list a floor area of around 3,000 square feet and Kevin O’Neill as the designer and Basch Builders as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $555,000, of which $315,000 is allocated for general construction, $120,000 for plumbing, and $60,000 apiece for electrical and mechanical work.
Today’s installment of Philly YIMBY’s Category Spotlight series focuses on Philadelphia’s proposed and under-construction developments that span between 1,000 and 10,000 square feet. This group generally covers the smallest size range of conventional urban construction (our only smaller category, which is reserved for buildings under 1,000 square feet, does not have even a single entry at this point). Buildings in this category typically range from single-family dwellings and multi-unit rowhouses to small apartment buildings with up to around ten residences. Below is a selection of some such buildings that we have covered since the beginning of the year, when we first introduced the category.
One of the most highly-anticipated developments in Philadelphia is the mixed-use high-rise planned at 210 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Recently, developer Midwood Investment & Development shared with YIMBY updated details and renderings for the mixed-use project, which will rise 32 stories tall and will feature a two-story commercial space containing approximately 17,000 square feet. The structure above will hold 378 rental apartments. The development wil span 401,870 square feet. London-based Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is the architectural firm behind the project’s design, with BLT Architects as the architect of record.