Rendering of 314 South 46th Street via Hightop Real Estate.

Construction Progresses at 314 South 46th Street in Garden Court, West Philadelphia

Construction is progressing rapidly at 314 South 46th Street, a 25-unit multi-family development in Garden CourtWest Philadelphia. The project involves the renovation of an existing historic church structure as well as the construction of a new addition. In total, the project will consist of 25 residential units. The church will be mostly preserved as it stands today, with no major changes made to the exterior. The new addition will provide a pleasant contrast to the design with gray brick and wood paneling.

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Live! Casino and Hotel. Photo by Thomas Koloski

An Overview of the Construction of the Live! Casino and Hotel in The Sports Complex District, South Philadelphia

Over the course of the past few years, the Live! Casino and Hotel rose to become a welcome addition to the nearby stadiums in the Sports Complex District in South Philadelphia. The structure, located at 900 Packer Avenue, just to the north of Citizens Bank Park, holds over 1.5 million square feet of space, more than the 1.4-million-square-foot Rivers Casino in North Philadelphia. Designed by Bower Lewis Thower Architects and developed by The Cordish Company and Greenwood Racing and Entertainment, the casino stands three stories tall, with the hotel rising 215 feet and 14 stories high.

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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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