Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, finds Northwest Philadelphia as the 25th among the 31 ranked entries. The district, better known for its small-town charm rather than for being a construction boomtown, has assumed its relatively high rank due to its large area, when compared to other neighborhoods that we have covered in the countdown so far, as well as a proliferation of apartment development taking place among major thoroughfares and near transit hubs. Today we look at a selection of the most notable buildings that are bringing density and visual variety to the district.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi family building at 522 West Berks Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia East. The building will rise three stories tall and will hold 2,917 square feet of interior space. A pilot house at the top will allow for access to a roof deck. Christopher Menna is listed as the project’s design professional, with JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $180,000.
Construction work is making steady progress at 3045-51 Richmond Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. Developed by Fifth Realty, the multi-family building stands five stories tall and will offer 28 residences consisting of 12 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom units. The development also includes 22 parking spaces.
The 26th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which tallies the 31 most frequently listed article categories over the course of the past year, goes to Graduate Hospital, a neighborhood located in South Philadelphia that aggregated 30 category mentions during the period. The charming, pedestrian-friendly district continues to expand its real estate offerings largely via new low- and mid-rise residential construction. Many of the new buildings target an upmarket clientele and thus feature elaborate, high-end architectural design.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family building located at 3825 Lancaster Avenue in Powelton Village, West Philadelphia. The building will rise three stories tall and hold 3,272 square feet of interior space. Construction costs estimated at $400,000. Hussein A. Kazan is listed as the design professional, with RJ Construction Services LLC specified as the contractor.