Rendering of 4519 Chestnut Street. Credit: SITIO Architecture + Urbanism.

Construction Progresses at 4519 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBU has revealed new construction progress at the site of a proposed 327-unit multi-family development at 4519 Chestnut Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the building is projected to rise six stories tall and span 223,848 square feet. Features include parking for 92 cars and 154 bicycles.

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4251 Sansom Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. May 2022

Completion Nears at 4251 Sansom Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has discovered that construction is nearing completion at a three-story, four-unit multi-family building at 4251 Sansom Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. The structure replaces an ornate two-story prewar rowhouse located on the north side of the block between South 42nd and South 43rd streets. The new building rises from a 1,780-square-foot footprint, holds 5,613 square feet of interior space, translating to a spacious 1,403 square feet per apartment, and features full sprinkling. Permits list Charnelle Hicks as the owner, Kevin Korejko as the design professional, and Northeast Builders LLC as the contractor.

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W/Element Hotel, Arthaus, and City Hall. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Occupancy Imminent at Arthaus in Washington Square West, Center City

In Washington Square West, Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street has become the latest addition to the Philadelphia skyline. The nearly completed tower rises to a height of 542 feet and 47 stories and will feature 108 condominium units, along with ample amenity space and retail. The building, which stand somewhat apart from the main Center City skyline, was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, which has also crafted buildings such as the BNY Mellon Center and One Vanderbilt, and developed by Dranoff Properties.

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2046-50 East Lehigh Avenue. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture

Construction Underway at 2046-50 East Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction is well underway at 2046-50 Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The building, located on the southwest side of the block between between Frankford Avenue and Amber Street, will rise five stories and feature ground-floor commercial space as well as 21 residential units. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the structure will span 21,168 square feet and will feature parking for seven bicycles. Permits list Grit Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.75 million.

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244-58 North 2nd Street. Credit: LandMark Architectural Design LLC via the City of Philadelphia

Foundations Underway at Townhouse Complex at 244-58 North 2nd Street in Old City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that foundation work is largely complete at an 11-townhouse development at 244-58 North 2nd Street in thee Old City section of Center City. Designed by LandMark Architectural Design, each townhouse will rise four stories and span nearly 5,000 square feet, and feature a cellar, a roof deck, an elevator, and a two-car garage. Permits list OCF Construction as the contractor.

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