Two uCity Square to Rise at 225 North 38th Street in University City, Philadelphia

Two uCity Square, a 15-story office building that is part of the greater uCity Square development, is slated to rise at 225 North 38th Street in University City in West Philadelphia. Permits have already been filed for the construction of the foundation, the core, and the tower shell. The 498,023-square-foot high-rise will contain office, research and development, and retail space, as well as three loading bays, 329 parking spaces, and 91 bicycle spaces. Most of these amenities will be located underground. A green roof will be built atop the structure.

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Permits Filed for 4432 Lancaster Avenue in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 4432 Lancaster Avenue in the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The new structure will span a 1,210-square-foot footprint and be used office space and apartments. The property sits near the intersection of Westminster Avenue and Lancaster Avenue, and also close to Lex Street and Lancaster Avenue. The property is under the ownership of Mahari 4432 Real Estate LLC.

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2012 Chestnut Street rendering. Image by Cope-Liner Architects

20-Story Residential Building Planned for 2012 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The Rittenhouse Square and Center City West neighborhoods are witnessing a boom in high-rise construction and proposals. At 2012 Chestnut Street, at the junction of the two neighborhoods, a four-story brick building formerly occupied by the Philadelphia Housing Authority will be transformed into a 20-story edifice with a height of 253 feet, designed by Cope-Linder Architects. According to the developer Alterra Property Group, the redevelopment will include 200 units to the city,  of which 160 will be market rate with the rest reserved for lower-middle-income individuals. The developer also plans to allocate 7,000 square feet on the ground floor for commercial space.

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2023 Oakford Street. Looking north. October 2019. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Filed for 2023 Oakford Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for construction of a single-family structure at 2023 Oakford Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The structure will replace a empty lot with minor vegetation on site. Documents do state that the building will feature a roof deck. The property sits on the north side of a block between and Point Breeze Avenue and South 21st Street. The site is under the ownership of OAKFORD2023 LLC.

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