1738 North Gratz Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. April 2022

Construction Nears Completion at 1738 North Gratz Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction is nearing completion at 1738 North Gratz Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The former single-family dwelling occupies a 1,107-square-foot footprint on the west side of the block between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and West Montgomery Avenue. Philadelphia Housing Authority is the listed owner. All State Services LLC is the listed contractor.

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7619 Germantown Avenue. Credit: Morrissey Design

Permits issued For 7611-17 Germantown Avenue In Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 114-unit mixed-use development at 611-17 Germantown Avenue in Mount AiryNorthwest Philadelphia. Designed by M Architects, the building will rise five stories tall, with commercial space on the ground floor. Thenstructure will span 148,786 square feet, with a green roof at the top of the building, and space dedicated toward 38 parking spaces (two being van accessible), and 39 bike spaces. Construction costs are estimated at $15 million.

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Rendering of 300 Christian Street. Credit: Ambit Architecture.

Construction Progresses at 300 Christian Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia

Foundation work is making significant headway at 300 Christian Street, the site of a new multi-family development in Queen VillageSouth Philadelphia. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the new building will rise three stories tall and hold 30 residential units, as well as underground parking for 11 cars and 14 bicycles. A roof deck will be located at the top of the building, offering amenity space for residents.

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The Blue Ivy Hotel. Rendering credit: DAS Architects

Philadelphia YIMBY Catalogs Development Spanning from 50K to 100K Square Feet

After looking at developments spanning 100,000 to half a million square feet, Philadelphia YIMBY’s next category spotlight installment tracks new projects that feature anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 square feet (or up to 99,999 square feet, to be precise). Buildings that fall into this range hold a capacity that is generally equivalent to anywhere from around 30 to 150 residential units. As such, the category primarily consists of smaller high-rise buildings in the under-15-story range, as well as mid-sized to rather large mid-rise developments. Please note that since the category was introduced only at the start of the year, it currently excludes articles published prior to this year.

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2209-11 North Broad Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. April 2022

21-Unit Condo Topped Out at 2209 North Broad Street Near Temple University in North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent visit to the five-story, 21-unit condominium building underway at 2209 North Broad Street, near Temple University in North Philadelphia, has revealed significant construction progress. Since we first reported on permits issued for the development, which is located on the east side of the block between West Susquehanna and Dauphin Avenue a block north of the Temple campus, the wood-framed structure has been topped-out and nearly fully assembled, and currently awaits facade installation. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure will feature ground-floor retail, a cellar, elevator service, seven bicycle parking spaces, and a roof deck. Permits list Golden Rule LLC as the owner, V2 Properties Construction Management as the contractor, and a construction cost of $2.5 million.

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