View of the 2200 Block of Cross Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Five Rowhouses at 2231-52 Cross Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of multiple rowhouses in Point BreezeSouth Philadelphia. The project will total five homes at 2231 Cross Street, 2232 Cross Street, 2235 Cross Street, 2249 Cross Street, and 2252 Cross Street. Each structure will rise two stories tall so as to fit in with the rest of the block, and each will cost an estimated $102,500 to build.

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817-19 North 42nd Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Seven-Unit Building at 817-19 North 42nd Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-unit residential building at 817-19 North 42nd Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The project will span a 2,280-square-foot footprint on a 30-foot-wide lot, twice the size of an average rowhouse lot in the area, and will be situated at the northwest corner of Reno Street and North 42nd Street. A total of 8,188 square feet of interior space yield a sizable average of 1,170 of square feet per unit. The building will feature a basement and two roof decks. Permits list Askin Martin 1 as the owner and Stuart Rosenberg Architects as in charge of streets review.

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PhilaPort and the skyline from New Jersey. Photo by Thomas Koloski

A Look At The Recent PhilaPort Expansion in South Philadelphia

Large container vessels that carry materials and products around the world are vital to the global economy, and are serviced by thousands of ports throughout various countries. PhilaPort in South Philadelphia, part of the greater Port of Philadelphia, is the fastest growing port on the East Coast. The port has been in operation for over 300 years, originating with the City Charter of 1701 granted by William Penn. Today Philly YIMBY looks at the most recent additions to the port.

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Rendering of the Royale. Credit: M Archutects.

Renderings Revealed for The Royale at 6910 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for The Royale, a 77-unit building proposed at 6910 Ridge Avenue in RoxboroughNorthwest Philadelphia. Designed by M Architects and developed by Stamm Development Group, the structure will rise four stories, with parking included at the ground floor. The modern exterior will stand out along the corridor. Towards the front, brightly colored cladding will cover the top three floors as the most prominent feature of the structure.  The ground floor will include the entrance to the drive aisle. The rear portion will feature gray brick, adding more texture and contrast to the design. Windows will alternate in width, creating a pattern that will be a notable feature of the structure, while allowing a large amount of natural light to reach the interior.

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