Cladding installation has begun on the first high-rise of the two-tower Cathedral Square development in Logan Square, Center City. Cathedral Square Phase One is located at 222 North 17th Street, just to the east of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul. Designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz and developed by the Exeter Development Group, the residential tower will rise to a height of 245 feet and 23 stories.
Another day, another new building is set to rise Front Street. Permits have been issued for the construction of a 35-unit multi-family dwelling at 2043-51 North Front Street in Fishtown. Designed by CANNOdesign, the building will rise six stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor and 35 bicycle spaces, providing a 1:1 ratio of bike spaces to units that will help encourage green forms of transportation. Tester Construction is listed as the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the renovation of an three-story building at 500-15 East Tioga Street in Kensington. The renovation will add 69 residential units added to the structure, with some being artist studios. In total, construction work will span 69,805 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $2.5 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 817-19 North 42nd Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the northeast corner of North 42nd Street and Reno Street and will span a ground footprint of 2,280 square feet. The 8,188-square-foot area translates to an average of 1,170 square feet per unit. The structure will feature private roof decks, a rear exterior exit stairway, and full sprinkling. Permits list Askin Martin 1 as the owner and Crownstone Real Estate LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $710,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, six-unit residential building at 1108-12 Sigel Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia. The development will replace a single-story, warehouse-style commercial structure on the south end of the block located between South 11th and South Sartain streets. Project amenities include parking for four cars and 11 bicycles, as well as a roof deck that promises to offer dramatic skyline views thanks to the building’s prominent height relative to the surrounding neighborhood. Permits list Diantonio & Bongiovanni B. as the owners, Timothy Kerner as the design professional, and Diantonio & Bongiovanni LLC as the contractor, suggesting that the structure will be constructed by the owner. Construction costs are specified at $600,000.