Permits have been issued for a mixed-use renovation of a three-story prewar building at 5700-04 Germantown Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. A grocer will be located on the ground floor and basement levels of the building, with 16 apartments above. In total, the work will span 25,456 square feet. Construction costs are listed at $600,000.
In January 2021, Philly YIMBY reported that permits have been issued for a single-family residence at 1442 North Hollywood Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. More than a year later, YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that construction has not yet started at the currently vacant site. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the development will consist of a three-story rowhouse that will span 2,312 square feet and feature full sprinkling, a cellar, and a roof deck, which promises to offer open skyline views due to the building’s future prominence above neighboring structures. Permits list B&I Development LLC. as the owner and BI Direct LLC as the contractor.
In 1984, plans were approved for the first office tower to rise above the unwritten Gentleman’s Agreement height above the statue of William Penn. One Liberty Place broke ground in 1985 and was under construction until the end of 1987, starting a new construction boom for the city that revitalized the city’s skyline. One Commerce Square had topped out the summer before One Liberty Place rose, but, shortly after the completion of One Liberty Place, the structure of the Independence Blue Cross Tower joined the skyline. By the end of 1988, the Bell Atlantic Tower was also rising, eventually bulking up the skyline by 1989.
A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work is nearly complete at 2044-48 North Carlisle Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia. The development involved for the demolition of the existing two-story rowhouse at the site and replacing it with a new structure. Northside Rental LLC is listed at the owner. The two-family structure at 2044 North Carlisle Street, which is near-identical to the adjacent new buildings, rises three stories and spans 2,600 square feet and lists a cost of $186,500, of which $150,000 is allocated for general construction, $13,000 is listed for electrical and mechanical work apiece, and $10,500 is specified for plumbing work.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction is underway at a three-story, five-unit multi-family structure at 1825 West Diamond Street in the Temple University area in North Philadelphia. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the building will hold 7,240 square feet of space and cost an estimated $1 million to build. 1825 Diamond Street LLC is the listed owner.