Construction is progressing rapidly at BrüBox, a five-story, 33-unit mixed-use development at 3120 Jefferson Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by Khosla Properties, the project will feature a commercial space on the ground floor and studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Tester Construction is the contractor.
A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a two-family structure at 2255 North 16th Street in the Temple University area in North Philadelphia. Located on the east side of the block between West Susquehanna Avenue and West Dauphin Avenue, the building will feature a footprint measuring 758 square feet and will include a roof deck a 500-square-foot footprint and will feature a full basement and a roof deck. BMG Investment Properties is the listed owner.
A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a four-story, single-family structure at 1744 Waterloo Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Located on the west side of the block between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and West Montgomery Avenue, the building will span a 500-square-foot footprint and will feature a full basement and a roof deck. Y & A Properties LLC is the listed owner.
In 2018, architecture firm Hickok Cole published a design concept for Timber Towers, a trio of mixed-use high-rises that would use wood as the principal structural material. The concept, which won an honorable mention in the SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge, was designed to span an entire block in Center City to the northwest of the Comcast Technology Center. According to the architects, the 1.9-million-square-foot plan would use 2,075,125 cubic feet of wood products, “easily replenished by North American forests in less than three hours,” and sequester 80,775 US tons of carbon dioxide within the structure, resulting in emissions savings are the equivalent those produced by 12,073 cars within one year.
An 81-unit multi-family development has been revealed at 4701-15 Kingsessing Avenue in Squirrel Hill, West Philadelphia. The site sits at the northwestern cornet of the intersection of 48th Street and Chester Avenue. Designed by JKRP Architects, the development will rise four stories and contain 55,720 square feet of floor space. 45 new parking spots will also be included in the development, with two set to be ADA accessible, three reserved for electric vehicles and one for a car share. Additionally, the 40 spots currently existing at the property will remain, so a total of 85 parking spaces will be located at the site upon completion.