2043-51 North Front Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. November 2022

Excavation Underway at 2226-34 North Front Street in Norris Square

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that excavation work is underway at a 22-unit mixed-use development at 2226-34 North Front Street in Norris Square. The building will rise five stories and 55 feet high. A commercial space will be situated on the ground floor and green roof will be located at the top of the building, which will provide a density bonus that will allow for a higher number of residential units. Eight bicycle spaces will also be included in the project. In total, the building will hold 18,277 square feet of space, with construction costs listed at $2.7 million.

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422 North 38th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. October 2022

Construction Complete at 422 North 38th Street in Powelton Village, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work has been completed at a four-unit multi-family structure at 422 North 38th Street in Powelton Village, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the mew building will rise three stories tall. A roof deck will be located the top of the structure. In total, the building spans 4,864 square feet. Construction costs are listed at $700,000.

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1501-05 Fairmount Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. October 2022

Construction Still Pending at 1501-05 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia

Although permits have been issued just over a year ago, construction has still not started at a four-story-story, 20-unit addition and vertical addition to a prewar Art Deco commercial building at 1501 Fairmount Avenue (alternately 1501-05 Fairmount Avenue) in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. Our most recent site visit has revealed no new construction progress as compared to the site’s state from half a year ago. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the extension will add 20,558 square feet of space to the existing building, lending a total area of 26,025 square feet. The development will feature 5,467 square feet of commercial space, an elevator, roof decks, and seven bicycle parking spaces. Permits list Construct Design Corp. Inc. as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.7 million.

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6552 Germantown Avenue. Project rendering. Credit: Designblendz via the City of Philadelphia

Construction Pending at 6552 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work has not yet started at a four-story, ten-unit development planned at 6552 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia, although permits had been issued in August 2020. The project will rise on a mid-block site on the west side of the block between Good and West Hotter streets. Designed by Designblendz, the structure will span 17,062 square feet and will feature ground floor commercial space and a roof deck. Permits list Designblendz Home Solutions as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $1.8 million.

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