Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family building at 4211-13 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia. When completed, the new building will stand seven stories tall and will house 100 residential units, each an apartment. A roof deck will be located at the top of the build and will be accessed through a pilot house. In total, there will be 68,210 square feet of space within structure, which will cost an estimated $4 million to build.
A 328-foot-tall, 29-story residential tower proposed at 33 North 22nd Street in Center City West takes the 19th place in Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building will feature 341 apartments as well as a garage for use both by the building’s residents and customers of the adjacent Trader Joe’s supermarket, which currently uses the future building site for outdoor parking. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no construction progress at the site, as we expected given that construction permits have just been issued last month.
Permits have been issued for a 120-unit mixed-use building at 1307 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will rise six stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor. In total, the structure will contain 108,456 square feet of interior space. Construction costs are estimated at $21,171,387.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 115-unit mixed-use building at 1030 West Girard Avenue in Poplar, North Philadelphia. Once completed, the building will stand six stories tall, with five commercial spaces along the ground floor. In total, the building will hold 151,931 square feet of space.
The 20th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 317-foot-tall, 27-story residential high-rise proposed at 709-13 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City. Designed by Edry McHenry Architects and developed by the Parkway Corporation and Roseland Properties, the building will replace a parking lot on the north side of Chestnut Street between 7th and 8th streets and will offer 278 market-rate single-family units. Although the proposal was well-received by both the City’s Planning Commission and the Civic Design Review Committee upon its reveal in 2018, no construction permits have yet been filed and YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no signs of ongoing work at the still-operational parking lot.