Demolition work is making steady headway at 1700-30 North Howard Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the newly renovated and expanded building will rise six stories, with an attractive commercial space on the ground floor in the existing industrial structure. The development will hold 103 residential units and parking for 35 cars and 50 bicycles. In total, the structure will hold 90,405 square feet of space. Construction work will cost an estimated $13.8 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 16-unit residential building at 1901-09 North 33rd Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot bound by North 33rd Street to the west, West Berks Street to the south, and Monument Street to the north, situated across from Fairmount Park. The structure will be built in four compartments separated by a fire wall, with each compartment containing four bi-level units. Building features include full sprinkling and parking for six bicycles. According to city permits, the site is under the ownership of the Philadelphia Land Bank. Permits also list Michael Johns as the design professional, BDFS Group Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $2.4 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, 104,100-square-foot self-storage facility at 4890 Summerdale Avenue in Lawncrest, Northeast Philadelphia. The development will rise on a large site situated just to the north of Roosevelt Boulevard and just to the east of the Northeast Tower Center shopping mall. The building will be fully sprinkled. Permits list Truman Gee as the design professional, Swinerton Builders as the contractor, and a construction cost of $6 million.
A slender, 49-unit apartment building is set to rise at 1208 Chestnut Street in Midtown Village, Center City. However, although demolition permits have been issued for the dilapidated three-story structure currently occupying the property, YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that no demo work has yet taken place. Designed by SgRA and developed by Michael Alhadad, the building will span a narrow, through-block lot on the block between South 12th and South 13th streets, stretching north-south from Chestnut Street to Sansom Street. The building will span 51,436 square feet and will feature a basement, ground-floor commercial space, full sprinkling, and a roof deck. Permits list Christian A. Sanchez as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.5 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit apartment building at 2244 North 3rd Street in Norris Square. Designed by David P. McArthur, the new rowhouse will replace a vacant lot on the west side of the block between West Susquehanna and West Dauphin streets and will span 3,356 square feet. Features will include a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list Miguel (aka Michael) Mota as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $250,000.