830 Burns Street. Looking southwest. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Four-Unit Building at 830 Burns Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit residential building at 830 Burns Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a 1,200-square-foot footprint and will feature 4,400 square feet of floor space, which translates to a generous average of 1,100 square feet per apartment. The building will also offer a roof deck. Filings list Rubin Realty LLC as the owner, Alexander Fiskman as the architect, and Modern Solution LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $238,000.

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The Philadelphia skyline as seen from the Walt Whitman Bridge. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Looking at Some of the Most Impactful Additions to the Philadelphia Skyline Since 2017

The Philadelphia skyline has long provided an iconic image for the city and the state, with high-rise buildings dating back to the late 19th century, the most iconic being the City Hall, which topped out in 1894 as the tallest habitable building in the world, a title it held until 1908. Each era of skyscraper construction has made a significant impact on the skyline, with prominent types of skyscrapers defining each time period. The city has recently seen a skyscraper construction boom, which began around 2017, with many high-rises completed and under construction since that time. Philadelphia YIMBY looks at some of the most impactful structures that the city has received during this period.

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Permits Issued for 128-Unit Building at 175 West Oxford Street in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a new mixed use development at 175 West Oxford Street in the neighborhood of Olde Kensington. Upon completion, the new building will stand six floors tall, with multiple commercial spaces set to occupy a large portion of the building. Additionally, 128 residential units will be included in the development, and it will also feature a green roof. An accessory parking garage will serve residents and attract more interest to the development. In total, the structure will hold 109,561 square feet of space and cost an estimated $11 million to build.

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