5127 Duffield Street. Site plan. Credit: Ruggiero Plante Land Design via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 47-Unit Building at 5127 Duffield Street in Frankford, Northeast Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 47-unit apartment building at 5127 Duffield Street in Frankford, Northeast Philadelphia. The development will replace an overgrown vacant lot at the southern corner of Duffield Street and Pratt Street. Designed by Ruggiero Plante Land Design, the structure will rise 38 feet tall (likely to the main roof, with possible overruns for parapets and bulkheads) and will span 36,708 square feet (or 36,205 square feet, according to the site plan), yielding an average of around 775 square feet per unit. The development will feature full sprinkling and outdoor parking for 13 cars and 16 bicycles. Permits list Gateway Court LP as the owner and Buckley Futures LLC as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $2.15 million.

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1715 North 42nd Street. Building elevation and sections. Credit: Stuart G. Rosenberg Architects (SgRA)

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Building at 1715 North 42nd Street in East Parkside, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1715 North 42nd Street in East Parkside (alternately the Centennial District), West Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between Leidy Avenue and Viola Street, one short block south of the Centennial Commons section of Fairmount Park. Designed by Stuart G. Rosenberg Architects, PC (SgRA), the structure will span 5,080 square feet, which yields just over 800 square feet per average unit. Permits list Crownstone Real Estate LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $280,000.

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Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion rendering. Image via Jefferson Health

YIMBY Shares Detailed Coverage of Topping-Out Ceremony for Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion in Market East, Center City

Earlier this month, YIMBY shared the news of topping-out of the Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market EastCenter City, one of the most prominent buildings currently rising into the Philadelphia skyline. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by Jefferson Health and National Real Estate Development, with LF Driscoll and Hunter Roberts Construction Group joint venture acting as contractors, the building comprises the bulk of East Market Phase 3, the final component of the mixed-use, multi-block East Market development. As of February 1st, the steel-framed structure has officially reached its final height of 364 feet and 23 stories (19 stories if excluding mechanical floors). The $762 million medical facility will be the single largest real estate investment in Jefferson’s nearly 200-year history and will offer ample cutting-edge equipment. Today YIMBY offers a detailed overview of the momentous event.

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New College House West at 201 South 40th Street. Credit: University of Pennsylvania

YIMBY Looks at UPenn’s Recently Completed New College House West in University City, West Philadelphia

As universities across Philadelphia and the country as a whole return to in-person learning, the University of Pennsylvania marked the occasion with the opening of one of the largest new dormitory buildings to be built in the city in years. As its name alludes, New College House West (also known simply as the New College House) is situated on the western fringe of the campus at 201 South 40th Street (alternately 211 South 40th Street or 4000 Locust Street) in University CityWest Philadelphia. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the structure rises 165 feet and 13 stories at its highest point. The 250,000-square-foot, $169.5-million structure is built to accommodate around 430 sophomore, junior, and senior students (exact student count varies depending on source, with some citing around 450 beds) while offering ample indoor sunlight, student and public amenities, and outdoor space. Today YIMBY takes an in-depth look at the facility, which opened in fall of last year.

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3907 Haverford Avenue

Construction Complete at Six-Unit Building at 3907 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

A three-story, six-unit apartment building at 3907 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia, has been completed and listed on the real estate market. Designed by MC Architectural, the structure replaces a vacant lot on the north side of the block between North 39th Street and Union Street. The structure spans 4,039 square feet, which lends an average of just under 700 square feet per unit. Permits list SPD Property Group LLC as the owner, Michael D. Cole of MC Architectural as the architect, and RDM Construction as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $200,000.

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