Rendering of 4240 Chestnut Street. Credit: DAS Architects.

Permits Issued for 128-Unit Building at 4240 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 128-unit mixed-use building at 4240 Chestnut Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. Designed by DAS Architects, the building will rise on the south side of the block between South 42nd and South 43rd streets. The structure will rise from a 27,829-square-foot footprint and contain 141,928 square feet of interior space, of which nearly 40,000 square feet will feature office use. Unit sizes will average at just below 800 square feet each. Permits list Intercultural Family Services as the owner, Morris Clarke as the design professional, and HC Pody Company as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $15.3 million.

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Rendering of 2401 North 2nd Street. Credit: T + Associates Architects.

Permits Issued for 102-Unit Building at 2401 North 2nd Street in Norris Square

Permits have been issued for the construction of a new multi-family building located at 2401 North 2nd Street in Norris Square. Designed by T + Associates Architects, the new building will rise six stories tall and will include 102 and a parking garage for residents, a roof deck, and a green roof. The structure, which will span a total of 101,020 square feet. Permits list construction costs at $8.35 million.

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Rendering of 1428-38 Callowhill Street. Credit: J2a Architects.

Permits Issued for 13-Story High-Rise at 1428 Callowhill Street in Spring Garden, Lower North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 13-story high-rise building at 1428 Callowhill Street in Spring GardenLower North Philadelphia. Designed by j2a Architects, the building will contain 162 apartments. In total, the new building will hold 117,624 square feet of space. An underground garage will hold 31 parking spaces for building residents. Parking for 74 bicycles will also be available. Construction cost is listed at $19 million.

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2019 Philadelphia skyline from the I-95. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Looking at a Timeline of the Recent Construction Boom on the Philadelphia Skyline from the I-95

Philadelphia’s compact yet extensive skyline has been rapidly expanding though the years, especially in the last four decades. In the late 1980s, five new towers were constructed gave shape to the skyline as we recognize it today, most prominent of which was Willard Rouse’s Liberty Place project, where One Liberty Place was completed in 1987. Over the past few years, a new boom of high-rise buildings has been underway after the construction of the Comcast Technology Center. In this publication, Philadelphia YIMBY observes the rising

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