4309 Westminster Avenue. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Renovation and Vertical Extension at 4309 Westminster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the renovation and a single-story vertical extension for a three-story rowhouse at 4309 Westminster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The building, situated on the north side of the block between North 43rd Street and Belmont Avenue, is part of a block-long ensemble of prewar rowhouses. The project will cover 3,080 square feet of existing interior space and add 767 square feet of new construction, and will feature three residential units as well as an accessible green roof. Permits list Horace Andrews as the owner, Christopher Menna as the design professional, and Terox Electric & Construction Corp. as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $50,000.

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Rendering of 1730-54 North 2nd Street.

Renderings Revealed for 1730-54 North 2nd Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a 115-unit mixed-use development at 1730-54 North 2nd Street in Norris SquareNorth Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise six stories tall, hold 127,078 square feet of interior space, and include 8,454 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The project will also include seven townhouses. A total of 27 parking spots and 42 bicycle spaces will be reserved for residents.

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One Liberty Place Rainbow animated scheme from South Street. Photo by Thomas Koloski

My Liberty Lights Program Is Underway at One Liberty Place

Over the course of the past two years, the decorative illumination at the crown of One Liberty Place at 1650 Market Street in Center City has been under renovation, as it is being upgraded with powerful lights that can be animated into various schemes and colors. Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn and developed by Rouse and Associates (later known as the Liberty Property Trust), the tower was completed in 1987 and stands 945 feet and 61 stories tall. The contractor for the illumination upgrade is The Lighting Practice, which has also decorated the W/Element Hotel. The new lighting system is integrated with the My Liberty Lights program, which allows certain users to change the exterior lights atop the building once per day for a duration of five minutes.

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View of 916 North 51st Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 30-Unit Building at 916 North 51st Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 30-unit multi-family building at 916 North 51st Street in Mill CreekWest Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise three stories tall, with a roof deck situated at its pinnacle. Amenities will include a community room and parking. In total, the building will hold 38,397 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $10,189,759. Nancy Bastian is listed as the project’s design professional, with the T N Ward Company specified as the contractor.

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1700 North Front Street. Credit: NORR

Renderings Revealed for 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a 204-unit mixed-use development at 1700 North Front Street in FishtownKensington. Designed by NORR, the building will rise five stories tall and will feature 172,844 square feet of interior space, with 123,218 residential square feet, an additional 5,264 square feet of space reserved for amenities, and a ground-floor commercial space spanning 16,429 square feet. The residences will include 28 studios, 141 one-bedroom, and 35 two-bedroom units. The development will also include 70 bicycle spaces.

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