Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, seven-unit multi-family building at 4021 Haverford Avenue in Haverford North, West Philadelphia. The development will replace a three-story rowhouse located on the north side of the block between North 40th Street and North Preston Street. The new building will span a ground footprint of 2,413 square feet and will offer 10,134 square feet of interior space, which translates into generously-sized apartments measuring well over 1,000 square feet each. The structure will also feature a basement and full sprinkling. Permits list Mustafa Sencan as the owner and American Reliable Tasks Contracting as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $1,257,000.
Construction equipment has arrived at the site of One Dock Street, a 374-foot-tall, 31-story high-rise proposed in Society Hill, Center City. Designed by BLT Architects, the tower will contain 272 residential units and will be connected to the existing four-story Marriot Hotel. Amenities will include a roof deck and a roof-top pool. In total, the tower will hold 288,997 square feet of space.
In the 1920s, banks were looking for space in cities around the country as the economy boomed. In Philadelphia, multiple high-rises were under construction and in proposal stages as Center City was rapidly transforming. One of these financial institutions, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, was scouting the city for space for a new office building and eventually selected the site at 1200 Market Street, where the William Penn Charter School once stood. Architects George Howe and William Lescaze designed the PSFS Building, which stood as one of the most massive buildings in the skyline for decades. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY presents massing renderings of an early iteration of the that was drawn up in 1928.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, eight-unit multi-family building at 2431-33 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East, on a stretch of the street covered in a recent YIMBY feature. The building will replace a vacant site on the east side of the block between West York Street and West Cumberland Street. The structure will span a ground footprint of 5,209 square feet and will contain 10,000 square feet of interior space, translating to apartments averaging slightly over 1,000 square feet each. Permits list Cheryl L. Palina and Michael A. Palina as the owners and JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor (the latter is also listed for three of the four buildings covered in the feature story). Construction costs are specified at $1,257,000.
The zoning board has approved Laurel Ridge, a multi-family development located at 3883 Ridge Avenue in Allegheny West, North Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign and developed by Argo Property Group, the project will consist of 22 townhouses, each featuring a garage and a roof decks.