Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions at 3601 Filbert Street. Rendering via Wexford Science & Technology LLC

Exterior Nearly Complete at Drexel University Health Sciences Building at 3601 Filbert Street, University City, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY revealed that exterior work is nearly complete at the Drexel University Health Sciences Building, which is under construction at 3601 Filbert Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Also known as the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions or the Wexford Drexel Academic Tower, the building rises 14 stories, with 12 primary plus two mechanical floors, and is designed by Ballinger and developed by Wexford Science & Technology, with Turner Construction as the contractor. Upon its anticipated completion later this year, the structure will span over 450,000 square feet and will house Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions as well as a significant portion of the functions of the College of Medicine. The building is a part of Wexford’s and Drexel’s 14-acre, jointly-developed uCity Square complex, which is rapidly transforming the northern section of University City.

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Rendering of 3045-51 Richmond Street. Credit: FifthRealty.

Completion Approaches at 3045-51 Richmond Street in Port Richmond, Kensington

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction work is nearly complete at a five-story, 28-unit apartment building underway at 3045-51 Richmond Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. Developed by Fifth Realty, the Neo-Industrial-styled structure rises on the southeast side of the block between Elkhart Street and East Clearfield Street. The substantially large structure spans 37,807 square feet of interior space, which will include 12 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom units. Features include full sprinkling and a ground-level garage for 22 cars. Permits list Lonny Rossman as the design professional and TBC LLC as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $4.25 million.

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2525 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: CANNOdesign

Completion Nears at 2525 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington

Construction work is nearing completion at a three-story mixed-use building at 2525 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington. Designed by CANNOdesign, the development replaces a two-story prewar structure on the southeast side of the block between East Cumberland Street and East Sergeant Street. The building spans 5,451 square feet, which includes 846 square feet of ground-level commercial space and the rest subdivided between six residential units. The building will feature full sprinkling and a small bicycle storage space, although, surprisingly, it will lack a roof deck. Permits list Saint Bernard Holding Group as the owner, Doubleday Design as the civil engineer, and GRIT Construction as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $741,000.

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Rendering of Broad + Pine. Credit: MY Arch.

YIMBY Shares New Renderings for Broad + Pine in Washington Square West, Center City

Last month, YIMBY shared images of the updated, scaled-down design for Broad + Pine, a high-rise development proposed at 337-41 South Broad Street (alternately 337 South Broad Street) in Washington Square WestCenter City. Designed by My Arch and developed by Dranoff Properties, the tower will rise 15 stories tall and hold 145,220 square feet of space, with ground-floor commercial space and 91 residential units, as well as an 11,995-square-foot parking with space for 18 cars. Today we share more renderings for the proposed structure.

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3644 Wharton Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2022

No Construction Progress Yet at 3644 Wharton Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia

At the end of 2020, YIMBY reported that permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family residential structure at 3644 Wharton Street in the Forgotten Bottom section of Grays Ferry in South Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the south side of the block between South 36th Street and Schuylkill Avenue. Designed by Joseph S. Serratore & Company Architects (JOs. Serratore & Co. Architect Inc. aka JAS), the building will rise three stories and hold 2,285 square feet of interior space. Features will include full sprinkling, a basement, and a roof deck, which, due to the building’s prominence over adjacent structures, will offer dramatic vistas of the nearby Center City and University City skylines. Permits list South Campus LLC as the owner and Cormac McAller as the contractor.

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