Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family structure at 1909 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington. Upon completion, the new building will rise three stories tall. The building will also feature a basement and a roof deck. In total, the structure will hold 5,200 square feet of space and cost an estimated $625,000 to build.
Construction is making significant progress at North Liberty Triangle, an 84-unit development located at 1115-27 North American Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Façade work is underway at the four-story south building. The building has risen higher, as the structure will soon rise six stories above ground. The wooden structure of the second building, which will stand six stories tall, is currently rising. The residential and retail development will add significant density to the rapidly growing neighborhood. Developed by Streamline Development, the project sits just to the north of the massive Piazza Terminal complex.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 10-unit mixed-use development at 3935 Lancaster Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the new building will rise four stories tall and will feature a commercial space on the ground floor. The structure will hold 13,500 square feet of space and will cost an estimated $2 million to build.
Permits have been issued for a large multi-family conversion of an existing industrial structure at 178-80 Huntingdon Street in West Kensington. The building rises six stories tall at its highest point. Once completed, 49 residential units will be added to the building. The permit states that the units will be artist studios. In total, the building features 13,196 square feet of floor space. The conversion will cost an estimated $6 million.
Over the past few years, a number of high-rises have ascended into the Philadelphia skyline. A number of developments are still under construction and have reached a point where they are already noticeable from many vantage points. These developments include the W/Element Hotel, Arthaus, and The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, with the latter two having cranes towering over the street. Today, Philly YIMBY tracks the rise of the skyline from Interstate 95, one of the busiest highways in the country.