Permits Issued for a 108-Unit Development at 545 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a nine-story, 108-unit mixed-use structure at 545 North Broad Street in PoplarNorth Philadelphia. The building will offer 11,130 square feet of commercial space at the ground floor, 31 parking spaces, and 50 spaces for bicycles. Designed by CANNOdesign, the project which will hold 152,635 square feet of space and cost an estimated $20 million to build.

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2390 West Dauphin Street. Looking south. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for 39-Unit Structure at 2930 West Dauphin Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia

A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a 39-unit multi-family structure at 2930 West Dauphin Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The building will be located on the south side of the block between North 29th Street and North 30th Street and will rise from a 12,031-square-foot footprint. Amenities will include 13 bicycle parking spaces and a roof deck. Dauphin St Properties LLC is the listed owner.

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1303 West Clearfield Street. Looking north. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Two-Family Structure at 1303 West Clearfield Street in the Temple University Hospital Area, North Philadelphia

A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a two-family structure at 1303 West Clearfield Street in the Temple University Hospital area in North Philadelphia. The building will rise on the north side of the block between North 13th Street and North Park Avenue, spanning a 774-square-foot footprint. No floor count is specified, though the structure will stand at least three stories tall as the permit calls for a third floor setback. The development will include a roof deck. UAAC LLC is the listed owner.

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W/Element Hotel with decorative lighting. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Decorative Lighting Tested Atop W/Element Hotel at 1441 Chestnut Street in Center City

In recent days, decorative lighting was undergoing testing atop the W/Element Hotel at 1441 Chestnut Street in Center City, as the dual-branded hotel readies for its grand opening in the coming months (Element Hotel in April and the W Hotel in May). Designed by Cope-Linder Architects and developed by Chestlen Development, the tower’s nighttime illumination will be particularly effective due to the tower’s prominent height of 617 feet and 52 stories, further enhanced by the dramatic design inspired by the ripples on the Schuylkill River. During Superbowl LII, the Lighting Practice, the building’s illumination designer, was inspired by multiple skyscrapers that were illuminated in green in honor of the Philadelphia Eagles and decided to switch from an all-white design to a multi-colored LED system.

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An Updated Design Revealed for 70-Unit Development at 1324 West Allegheny Avenue in the Temple University Hospital Area in North Philadelphia

An updated design has been revealed for a six-story, 70-unit development proposed at 1324 West Allegheny Avenue in the Temple University Hospital area in North Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the building will offer a total of 66,631 square feet of space and will feature a 4,438-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor, 17 parking spaces, an a 1,478-square-foot roof deck will be located offering sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline.

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