897 Belmont Avenue. Credit; Designblendz via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 897 Belmont Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, ten-unit mixed-use building at 897 Belmont Avenue (with a full address of 893-97 Belmont Avenue) in BelmontWest Philadelphia. The development will rise from a vacant lot at the southeast corner of Belmont and Westminster avenues. Designed by Designblendz, the structure will span 14,252 square feet, which includes ground-level commercial space. Permits list Aimes LLC as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $850,000.

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1103 South 47th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Construction Nears Completion at 1103 South 47th Street in Squirrel Hill, West Philadelphia

As noted in Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit, construction is nearing completion at a 15-unit multi-family building at 1103 South 47th Street in Squirrel HillWest Philadelphia, as revealed in our recent site visit. Designed by Designblendz, the building will rise four stories tall. A commercial space will be located on the ground floor and a roof deck will be included at the top of the structure. In total, the building will hold 20,771 square feet of space and cost an estimated $2.6 million to build.

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709 South 50th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Construction Nears Completion at 709 South 50th Street in Cedar Park, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work is nearing completion at a four-unit mixed-use building at 709 South 50th Street in Cedar ParkWest Philadelphia, which received permits last September. The development is located on the northeast side of the block between Willows Avenue and Pentridge Street. Designed by CANNOdesign, the building will rise three stories (four if including the third-floor mezzanine), span 4,990 square feet and feature commercial space on the ground floor and a roof deck. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $437,000.

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Rendering of 1640-48 North Hancock Street. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Construction Not Yet Started at 1640-48 North Hancock Street in Kensington

A recent site visit has revealed that construction has still not started at a six-story, 110-unit mixed-use development at 1640-48 North Hancock Street in Olde Kensington, although the site has been cleared and appears ready for excavation. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will feature commercial space on the ground floor and a garage. The structure will hold 119,155 square feet of floor space. Construction costs are specified at $10.5 million.

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4134 Westminster Avenue. Building elevation. Credit: JT Ran Expediting via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 4134 Westminster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit rowhouse at 4134 Westminster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a vacant lot that is situated between two prewar rowhouses on the south side of the block between North Palm and North Holly streets. The building will span 3,430 square feet and will feature a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list JT Ran Expediting as the party behind the zoning filing and JPL Construction as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $280,000.

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