One uCity Square. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Facade Rises Halfway at One uCity Square in University City, West Philadelphia

Facade work is well underway at One uCity Square at 225 North 38th Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and developed by Ventas Inc., the structure rises to a height of 250 feet and 13 stories and will be one of the main buildings at uCity Square, a 14-acre megadevelopment. The building is poised to feature office and lab space, and the modern design will add vibrancy to the area.

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2630 West Girard Avenue. Looking southeast from Girard Avenue. Credit: ISA

Construction Imminent at 160-Unit Complex at 2360 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Last October, Philly YIMBY reported that permits were issued for a five-story, 54-unit apartment building that is a part of a 160-unit residential complex proposed at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Nearly five months later, our recent site visit has revealed that no construction has yet taken place. However, a portion of the site has been cleared, and construction machinery indicates that excavation may start in the near future. Our prediction is further supported by the fact that permits have also been issued for the remaining structures planned at the site at the end of last year. Designed by ISA and developed by ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward (which will also act as the contractor), the development, located under the full address of 2630-38 West Girard Avenue, will consist of the aforementioned apartment building next to two rows of quadruplex units, and will feature 9,300 square feet of ground-level retail along Girard Avenue.

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2401 Harlan Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Building at 2401 Harlan Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family building at 2401 Harlan Street in SharswoodNorth Philadelphia. The new building will rise three stories tall once completed. There will be six residential units within the structure, adding a solid density boost for such a small parcel. In total, the new building will hold 3,884 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $1,133,505, with comes out to under $189,000 per unit.

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Rendering of 3317-33 Chestnut Street. Credit: Lake Flato Architects.

Permits Issued for Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-33 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia

A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-23 Chestnut Street in University CityWest Philadelphia. The stricture will house a research facility for Penn and will rise six stories tall, with academic space on the lower floors and a research center on the upper floors. The development will also include 29 parking spaces.

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The Parkside Fishtown at 2110 East Norris Street via

YIMBY Looks at The Parkside Fishtown, a 95-Unit Rental Development in Fishtown

In recent years, a development boom has added hundreds of new apartments to Fishtown, ranging from single-family houses to massive apartment complexes. One of the largest among these is The Parkside Fishtown, a 95-unit rental building completed last year at 2110 East Norris Street. The structure, situated on the south side of the block between North Front Street and Trenton Avenue, rises six stories and holds 85,985 square feet of interior space. Permits list HC Pody Company as the contractor and a construction cost of $12 million.

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