After decades of service reductions to its regional rail system, SEPTA has embarked on a development program that seeks to revive some of the former rail services. One such project is the Wawa Station currently under construction in the Middletown Township, PA, reviving a part of a route that once ran from Philadelphia to West Chester until its discontinuation in September 1986. SEPTA plans to restore service on the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line from its current terminus at Elwyn Station.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 2545 North Howard Street in West Kensington. The building will replace an overgrown lot near the middle of the block. Kupa Shahe is listed as the owner of the property.
The Convention Center area to the north and east of City Hall has long been a notable hotspot for hotels, with Marriott being one of the key hospitality operators. The hospitality chain is planning another addition to the area. The AC Hotel, part of the AC Mattiott Hotel brand, would stand at 230 North 13th Street, across from the Vine Street Expressway, rising 181 feet and 15 stories. Baywood Hotels is the project developer and Bergmann Asssociates is the designer. The base of the high-rise would incorporate the historic Big Brothers Big Sisters of America building currently at the site.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a two-family building at 961 North 45th Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure’s footprint would span 840 square feet and the building will feature a Juliet balcony. Giller Realty LLC is the listed owner.
Permits have been filed for the construction of three four-story residential buildings with a total of 11 units at 801-11 Aramingo Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The development will replace a fenced-in parking lot formerly used by an auto repair shop. The site is situated at the corner of Aramingo Avenue and Fletcher Street, just off of Girard Avenue. Wood Capital Investments is the listed owner.