Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 1825 Diamond Street in the Temple University area in North Philadelphia. The development will stand three stories tall and hold five residential units. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the building will hold 7,240 square feet of space and cost an estimated $1 million to build. 1825 Diamond Street LLC is the listed owner.
Construction at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions in University City in West Philadelphia has been underway for the past few months, and the steel structure currently rises high enough to start making an impact on the skyline. Designed and developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC, the 185-foot-tall structure will feature a façade with a mix of staggered glass of varying shades. The structure now rises seven stories tall, just past halfway on the way to its eventual 12-story height. The building is a part of the 14-acre uCity Square project that will dramatically raise the profile several city blocks.
Permits have been issued for a five-unit renovation of a historic house at 1015 Clinton Street in Washington Square West, Center City. The existing building holds a total of 4,495 square feet, a large amount of space for a single-family dwelling, so a five-unit multi-family conversion is logical. Barry Magarick and Rochelle H/W are the listed owners. Construction costs are estimated at $700,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 2240 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The building will stand four stories tall, with a retail space situated in the ground floor. The upper floors will hold six residential units. Storage space for residents and for the commercial tenant will be located in the basement and at the first floor. Totem Real Estate LLC is the listed owner. Construction costs for the project are estimated at $450,000.
Excavation has begun for the 361-foot-tall, 28-story tower at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the skyscraper will rise to a height of 361 feet, and may top out by the end of this year. The larger floors will feature retail at the lower floors and laboratory space, with residential space located in the thinner upper portion of the tower, situated above the amenity floor. The building will be the first skyscraper to rise at the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards megadevelopment.