Current view of 5900 Germantown Avenue. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 5900 Germantown Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 20-unit multi-family building at 5900 Germantown Avenue in GermantownNorthwest Philadelphia. The new building will rise five stories tall and will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and bicycle storage. In total, the building will hold 20,634 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $3.25 million.

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2100 Hamilton Street rendering from Cecil Baker and Partners

Facade Complete at 2100 Hamilton Street in Franklintown

Facade work has been completed at the 11-story development at 2100 Hamilton Street in Franklintown (also known as Baldwin Park). Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners and developed by the Bock Development Group, the building stands 115 feet tall and will have 27 condominium units. Situated within a short walk from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and just to the north of the Center City skyscrapers, the project brings a modern look to an area that does not see much new development.

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Philadelphia-Red Bank Bridge. Image via Courier Post

Looking Back at the Unbuilt Red Bank Bridge Proposal in South Philadelphia

In the 1920s, Philadelphia was on the rise, with industry and was with business activity bustling across the city. The port was generally busy, the skyline was growing, and as automobiles surged in numbers, the city was in need of bridges spanning the Delaware River and connecting to New Jersey on the other side. The proposed Philadelphia-Red Bank Bridge was brought to public attention by Mayor J. Hampton Moore, who suggested that the city is in dire need of a new bridge at its south end. The bridge would have been situated very close to the present location of the Walt Whitman Bridge, though slightly further west and running from the north to the south rather than from the west to the east.

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