3821 and 3823 Lancaster Avenue. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued For 3821 And 3823 Lancaster Avenue In Powelton Village, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for two buildings at 3821 and 3823 Lancaster Avenue. At 3821 Lancaster Avenue, plans call to remove an existing two-story rear addition and replace it with a three-story addition. This will make room for apartments. In total, there will be 4,323 square feet of space within the expanded building, with construction costs estimated at $300,000. At 3823 Lancaster Avenue, the existing two-story addition will also be removed to allow for the construction of a three-story addition. Here, the building will also hold six apartments. There will be 3,920 square feet of space within this building, while construction costs are also estimated at $300,000.

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1130 North Delaware Avenue. Credit: Varenhorst Architects

Demolition Pending at Site of 244-Unit Building at 1130 North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Although demolition and construction permits have been filed for a ten-story, 244-unit residential building at 1130 North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington, no demo nor construction work has been observed at the site during Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit. Designed by Varenhorst Architects and developed by Streamline, the structure will rise on the north side of the avenue, across from Rivers Casino and Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River waterfront. The structure will rise 124 feet tall to the top of the main roof, and around 135 or so feet tall to the top of the mechanical screens at the bulkhead. The 241,490-square-foot development will offer outdoor landscaping, a roof deck with sweeping views of the skyline and the river, and parking for 49 cars and 102 bicycles. According to the architect website, construction is expected to cost $55 million.

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Rendering of 2616 South 18th Street. Credit: Design Blendz.

Site Cleared At 2616 South 18th Street In Girard Estates, South Philadelphia

Construction work is starting to make progress at 2616 South 18th Street in Girard Estates, South Philadelphia, where a new townhouse complex will soon rise. Designed by Designblendz, the complex will feature two rows of homes. Each house will stand three stories tall and have approximately two surface parking spaces bordering a drive aisle that separates the homes. There will be 22 homes in total, which is a fairly significant density boost in this location. handled the architectural work behind the project.

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139 North 23rd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Construction Rises Above Ground at 139 North 23rd Street in Logan Square, Center City

Construction work is making steady progress at 139 North 23rd Street, a large multi-family development in Logan SquareCenter City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by PMC Property Group, the building will rise four stories tall and hold 115 apartments. Green roof and mixed-income bonuses allowed the project to reach its full density, which total 122,576 square feet. A below-grade garage will bring space for 42 vehicles. In total, permits estimate construction to cost $35 million.

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1868-74 Frankford Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2022

Construction Nearly Complete at 1868-74 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Construction work is largely finished at a five-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 1868-74 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The building rises on a lot bound by Frankford Avenue to the east, East Norris Street to the north, and Blair Street to the west. Designed by Paul Drzal, the structure spans 42,000 square feet and offers a ground-level fresh market and adjacent retail space (which also extends to the cellar), elevator service, full sprinkling, and eight off-street bicycle parking spaces. Permits list Bridesburg Properties LLC as the owner and Your Best Choice Construction LLC as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $850,000.

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