2226 North Franklin Street, Credit: KCA Design Associates.

Permits Issued for 2226 North Franklin Street In North Philadelphia East

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family building at 2226 North Franklin Street in North Philadelphia East. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the new building will stand three stories tall. There will be four residential units within the structure, each an apartment. The units will span a total of 5,000 square feet. Construction costs are listed at $500,000.

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The Anchorage at 4442 Ridge Avenue. Rendering Credit: HDO Architecture

Construction Underway at The Anchorage at 4442 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered significant construction progress at The Anchorage, a six-story, 136-unit mixed-use development at 4442 Ridge Avenue in East FallsNorthwest Philadelphia. Designed by HDO Architecture, the structure will span 174,544 square feet structure and feature a 10,500-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor, as well as full sprinkling and parking. Permits list 4501 Kelly Partners LP as the owner, Turn Key Realty LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $17.4 million.

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State Street in Media. Image Credit: SEPTA

YIMBY Observes New Development in Media, PA

The majority of Philly YIMBY’s attention is focused on development activity in the city of Philadelphia. This comes as no surprise, especially considering that more than 50 percent of new residential permits issued in 2021 in Pennsylvania were issued within the city limits. However, there is plenty of interesting activity happening in the surrounding communities, as well, just on a smaller scale. A variety of suburban towns and communities are densifying and building urban housing more resemblant of what is found within the city within whose orbit they lie. The Borough of Media is a prime example.

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106 South 42nd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. May 2022

Renovation Underway at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that renovation work is underway at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut HillWest Philadelphia. The development is situated on the west side of the block between Chestnut and Sansom streets. Designed by HDO Architecture, the project will involve renovations interior renovations to a prewar rowhouse and construction of a rear addition, which will expand the 3,406-square-foot building to 6,112 square feet and nine apartments. Permits list Zhu Fengjun as the contractor and a construction cost of $526,050.

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Virgin Hotels looking southwest. Image via The Badger Group

YIMBY Looks at the Two-Tower Virgin Hotel Proposal in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The South Broad Street skyscraper canyon will possibly be extended in the near future with the two-tower Virgin Hotel development at 500 South Broad Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, bringing new skyline mass to an unexpected location. While the buildings’ heights remain unconfirmed, renderings indicate that the taller tower will rise 36 stories high while the shorter tower will stand 23 stories. The project is being developed by The Badger Group, Dranoff Properties, The Goldenberg Group LLC, and of course Virgin Hotels USA. The development was designed by Skidmore Owings and Merril, which has crafted iconic towers such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and One World Trade Center in New York City.

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