1705 North American Street. Credit: Atrium Design Group

179-Unit Building Proposed for 1705 North American Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia

A six-story, 179-unit residential building is planned at 1705 North American Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. Designed by Atrium Design Group, the building stand 77 feet tall and will replace a vacant grassy lot and a commercial building occupied by Drexel Foods. The building will take up an entire block, standing out from the predominantly rowhouse neighborhood. The building will stand in a desolate area, and will likely generate greater developer interest in the area. The modern design features stone cladding, a rarity for the area. The 189,000-square-foot building will also feature commercial and retail space.

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Permits Issued for 63-Unit Structure at 2315 North Front Street in East Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 2315 North Front Street in East Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will stand five stories tall and hold 63 residential units, all apartments. The ground floor will include two commercial spaces. The development will feature a roof deck at the summit, alongside a green roof. 22 bike spaces will be included in the development. The construction cost is estimated at $6 million.

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