604 McKean Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2023

Progress Stalled at Site of Single-Family Rowhouse Planned at 612 McKean Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has still not started at the site of a single-family dwelling proposed at 612 McKean Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia. The structure is set to rise three stories tall and feature a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list Hussein A. Kazan P.E. as the engineer.

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2032 East Lehigh Avenue. Zoning submission. Credit: M Architects via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 2032 East Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit multi-family building at 2032 East Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The project will replace a parking lot situated on a sloped site on the southwest side of the avenue. Designed by M Architects / Morrissey Design, the project will span a relatively modest floor area of 815 square feet, as it will rise from a footprint measuring 10 feet wide and 49 feet deep. Permits list RSG Management as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $525,000.

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222-30 Walnut Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

YIMBY Visits the Site of Stalled 18-Story Condo Tower Proposed at 222-30 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City

Among the potential developments that YIMBY covered some time ago, and ceased to address recently due to a lack of progress, the 222-30 Walnut Street planned in Society Hill, Center City, is one of the most significant as well as controversial. The adaptive reuse project would raise a new 242-foot-tall, 18-story condominium high-rise within a group of low-rise buildings constructed between 1856 and 1950. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners Architects, the building will offer a combined total of 101,115 square feet of interior space, most of which will be dedicated to 18 residential condominiums. We have last reported on the site in December 2021, when we noted a marked lack of progress; nevertheless, we recently paid another visit to the location, and, as expected, noted that the site persists as it had for the past few years, or, more accurately, the past century and a half.

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4400-15 Market Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Site Prep Underway at 4400-14 Market Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit noted that site prep work is underway at the future site of a mixed-use building at 4400-14 Market Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. The new building will rise 11 stories. The project will contain commercial space on the ground floor along Market Street, with 100 apartments above. In total, the structure will hold 103,175 square feet of space. Construction costs are specified at $17 million.

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