Rendering of 1148 Frankford Avenue. Credit: OOMBRA Architects.

Permits Issued for 59-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 1148-62 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 59-unit development at 1148-62 Frankford Avenue (also known under the shortened address of 1148 Frankford Avenue) in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by OOMBRA Architects, the building will contain 42,100 square feet of interior space (of which 2,497 square feet will be commercial), a roof deck, and 20 parking spaces. Permits list Wells Fargo Bank as the owner (as suggested by the imagery on the renderings) and Reed St. Builders LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $9.25 million.

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879-85 North 40th Street. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for 42-Unit Residential Building at 879-85 North 40th Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 42-unit residential building at 879-85 North 40th Street (Parcel C) in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise on the east side of the block between Ogden Street and Westminster Avenue. The building will span a footprint of around 6,000 square feet and hold 37,710 square feet of residential space, lending an average of just below 900 square feet per apartment. Permits specify Francesco Zampetti as the designer and Haveerford SQ GC LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $2 million.

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Mural West rendering via Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

The 13th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to Mural West in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia

The 13th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use high-rise planned at 523 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Precision Realty Group, the project will provide office, retail, and commercial/medical space, as well as more than 200 residential units. The project will also include public plaza next to the eponymous mural, as well as amenities such as a roof deck with potential restaurant space. The tower will bring a dramatic skyline change to lower North Broad Street, where many large developments are underway and proposed.

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804 Sansom Street. Looking north. Credit: Parkway Corporation

High-Rise Development Likely at Nearly 10,000-Square-Foot Lot at 804 Sansom Street in Market East, Center City

Developer and parking lot operator Parkway Corporation seeks to redevelop a 9,357-square-foot parking lot at 804 Sansom Street in Market East, Center City. It appears that there is no active proposal currently slated for the site, as no permits have been filed and the property is listed in the developer’s “opportunities” section, meaning that Parkway is likely looking for an anchor tenant and/or a development partner. Situated on a mid-block site on the south side of the block between South 8th and South 9th streets, the lot is advertised as capable of supporting a 112,284-square-foot building with a floor-to-area ratio of 12:1, or an 187,140-square-foot building under an FAR of 1:20. The latter version would easily allow for a building rising 30 or even 40 or so stories, which would make the building one of the tallest east of City Hall.

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225 West Rittenhouse Street. Looking north. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for 37-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 225 West Rittenhouse Street in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story mixed-use building at 225 West Rittenhouse Street in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The structure will span around 40,000 square feet and will feature 37 residential units, commercial space, parking, and full sprinkling. Permits list Designblendz as the designer and TDAK Development & Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $4.3 million.

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