817-19 North 42nd Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Seven-Unit Building at 817-19 North 42nd Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-unit residential building at 817-19 North 42nd Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The project will span a 2,280-square-foot footprint on a 30-foot-wide lot, twice the size of an average rowhouse lot in the area, and will be situated at the northwest corner of Reno Street and North 42nd Street. A total of 8,188 square feet of interior space yield a sizable average of 1,170 of square feet per unit. The building will feature a basement and two roof decks. Permits list Askin Martin 1 as the owner and Stuart Rosenberg Architects as in charge of streets review.

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PhilaPort and the skyline from New Jersey. Photo by Thomas Koloski

A Look At The Recent PhilaPort Expansion in South Philadelphia

Large container vessels that carry materials and products around the world are vital to the global economy, and are serviced by thousands of ports throughout various countries. PhilaPort in South Philadelphia, part of the greater Port of Philadelphia, is the fastest growing port on the East Coast. The port has been in operation for over 300 years, originating with the City Charter of 1701 granted by William Penn. Today Philly YIMBY looks at the most recent additions to the port.

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Rendering of the Royale. Credit: M Archutects.

Renderings Revealed for The Royale at 6910 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for The Royale, a 77-unit building proposed at 6910 Ridge Avenue in RoxboroughNorthwest Philadelphia. Designed by M Architects and developed by Stamm Development Group, the structure will rise four stories, with parking included at the ground floor. The modern exterior will stand out along the corridor. Towards the front, brightly colored cladding will cover the top three floors as the most prominent feature of the structure.  The ground floor will include the entrance to the drive aisle. The rear portion will feature gray brick, adding more texture and contrast to the design. Windows will alternate in width, creating a pattern that will be a notable feature of the structure, while allowing a large amount of natural light to reach the interior.

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1454 North 57th Street. Looking east. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 1454 North 57th Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1454 North 57th Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. The development is located on the west side of the block between Master Street and Media Street. The wood-framed structure will contain 2,497 square feet of interior space and will feature a basement and full sprinkling. Permits list Bensu Developments LLC as the owner, Scott Woodruff as the architect, and AIMES LLC as the contractor.

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Philadelphia skyline from I-95. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Observing the Growing Philadelphia Skyline from the Interstate 95

Multiple highways around Center City offer great perspectives of the Philadelphia skyline. One of the best vantage points located along the Interstate 95, which presents a look at the skyline where the towers scatter in broad view from east to west, with underway developments in multiple neighborhoods easy to pinpoint. Of course, the Center City skyscrapers stand out prominently, and even smaller towers rising in Center City West can be seen from the view.

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