Rendering of Walnut View at Cityplace. Credit: City Center Allentown.

Renderings Revealed for Walnut View at Cityplace in Allentown, PA

Renderings have been revealed for Walnut View At Cityplace, a 57-unit multi-family development located at 909 West Walnut Street in Allentown, PA, a city situated at the northern fringe of the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. Upon completion, the building will rise five stories and will feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom units. Each apartment will include a washer and dryer, gourmet kitchen, walk-in closet, and energy-efficient lighting. Amenity space will be located around the corner from the development at Cityplace South, an under-construction 78-unit development that YIMBY shared with readers in March.

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2043 Fitzwater Street. Looking northwest. November 2020. Credit: Google Street View

Ornate Prewar Townhouse Makes Way for Similarly-Sized Building at 2043 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s ongoing construction surge is a major boon for the city, and occasional demolitions are needed for the city’s continued growth. However, some teardowns are rather unfortunate and unnecessary, to put it mildly, particularly when they take down a preservation-worthy edifice in apparently sound structural condition, or when the replacement offers no notable increase in scale, density, or functional use. The proposal at 2043 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia, checks off on both of these concerns, where a finely ornamented, contextually appropriate, apparently well-maintained prewar townhouse is being demolished to make way for a four-story, three-unit building that will offer only a marginal boost both in scale and density.

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View of 2153-61 Salmon Street. Credit: Google.

Construction Progresses at 2653-61 Salmon Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

Construction work is making rapid progress at 2653-61 Salmon Street, an eight-unit multi-family development situated in Olde Richmond, Kensington. The development involves a complete renovation of the single-floor structure, with an additional floor added to the building. In total, the structure will hold 14,195 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $900,000.

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Matson Mill. Credit: IMC Construction

Topping-Out Ceremony Held at Matson Mill at 101 Washington Street in Conshohocken, PA

Construction is making steady progress at Matson Mill, a 280-unit multi-family development at 101 Washington Street in Conshohocken, PA, a town situated two miles to the northwest of the Philadelphia city line. A topping-out ceremony was held on June 29th, when an American flag was hoisted atop one of the gabled pinnacles at the five-story-tall, 426,000-square-foot structure. The project team includes Hord Coplan Macht as the architect; High Street Residential as the developer; IMC Construction as the construction manager; Structura, Inc. as the structural engineer; Bohler Engineering as the civil engineer; and Girard Engineering, PC as the MEP engineer.

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