Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit building at 3849 North Broad Street in Hunting Park, North Philadelphia. The property is located on the east side of the block between West Butler Street and West Pike Street. The building will occupy a 2,300-square-foot footprint and will include 5,278 square feet of interior space. Permits list 3845 North Broad Street LLC as the owner, Lee Elsey as the design professional, and Fine Print Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $705,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-unit multi-family building at 2710 Ridge Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will stand three stories tall and will feature a roof deck accessible via a pilot house. In total, the building will hold 5,850 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $800,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit multi-family building at 1301 Ridge Avenue in Poplar, North Philadelphia. The building will span a footprint measuring 994 square feet and will hold 3,814 square feet of interior space, which translates into spacious apartments measuring well over 1,000 square feet each. The structure will be fully sprinkled. Permits list Greenway Plaza LLC as the owner, Brett Harman as the design professional, and Liu Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $380,000.
In recent months, YIMBY shared multiple publications covering the historical status of the Philadelphia skyline. Though our massing renderings have gone all the way back to when City Hall stood alone in the skyline, the modern skyline largely came into being around 30 years ago, when developers finally dared to pass its 548-foot-high William Penn Statue. Philadelphia YIMBY presents our custom animation of the Philadelphia skyline rising between the years 1985 and 1990, when Center City received some of its most iconic skyscrapers.
During the postwar period, Philadelphia has undergone a period of depopulation and saw numerous demolitions. Neighborhoods were affected to widely varying degrees, with some remaining largely intact and others losing blocks upon blocks of their housing stock. Thankfully, the trend has reversed back to growth during the past couple of decades. Today we look at how four relatively minor buildings approved at North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East will help turn the tide in a long-neglected neighborhood.