Former view of Church at 5200 Chester Avenue. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 45-Unit Building at 5200 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 45-unit multi-family building at 5200 Chester Avenue in KingsessingWest Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise four stories tall and will feature a roof deck equipped with a green roof. The building will hold 57,380 square feet of space and cost an estimated $6.11 million to build. Tester Construction is listed as the project’s contractor, with Rich Villa as the design professional.

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One uCity Square. Credit: ZGF Architects

One uCity Square Rises Rapidly in University City, West Philadelphia

The uCity Square development in University City, West Philadelphia, is coming along at a rapid pace. The main tower, One uCity Square at 3401 Market Street, is well underway to join the recently topped-out Drexel building, with structural steel continuing to rise. Designed by ZGF Architects, the 250-foot-tall, 13-story building will feature a blocky, Jenga-like massing with shifting, glass-clad sections. The uCity Square complex, developed by Ventas Inc., will span 14 acres and will feature four more buildings to the west, with some rising taller than One uCity Square.

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Rendering of 310 West Girard Avenue. Credit: T + Associates Architects.

Renderings Revealed for 310 West Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a 185-unit mixed-use development at 310 West Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by T + Associates Architects, the building will rise six stories tall, with 8,618 square feet of commercial space facing Girard Avenue on the ground floor, as well as 1,680 square feet of amenities. The development will feature 65 parking spaces in an underground garage and a green roof deck.

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1130 North Delaware Avenue. Credit: Varenhorst Architects

Fishtown Takes the 20th Place on Philly YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s month-long First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, makes it past the one-third-of-the-way mark as it finds the neighborhood of Fishtown at the 20th place, with a total of 40 category tags. It is hardly surprising to see this well-known, long-running development hotspot among last year’s top 20 most frequently mentioned categories. If anything, it is impressive that the increasingly built-out neighborhood is still churning out new development at such a consistent rate even after more than twenty years of steady growth.

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Rendering of Arthaus. Image by Dranoff Properties

Cladding Reaches Top of Parapet at Arthaus in Washington Square West, Center City

The Arthaus condominium at 311 South Broad Street is starting to resemble its renderings as the skyscraper’s exterior moves toward completion. The 108-unit high-rise stands 542 feet and 47 stories high, towering over the Washington Square West neighborhood in Center City. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the building features bright cladding highlighted by the white metal mullions. The developer, Dranoff Properties, has produced numerous properties around the city, which include the Symphony House across the street.

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