By the start of the 1990s, Philadelphia had acquired a new image thanks to a number of then-recently built skyscrapers. Philly YIMBY presents exclusive massing renderings of the 1990 skyline as it stood just after the 1980s skyscraper boom in Center City, which has changed dramatically since its appearance just three years earlier (as presented in an earlier YIMBY feature).
Construction is progressing quickly on Next LVL, a mixed-use development at 4223 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the roughly 250,000-square-foot building stands seven stories tall and is built with modular construction. The project will hold 281 residential units and eight thousand square feet of retail.
A permit has been issued for the construction of a three-story mixed-use building at 342 West Queen Lane in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The structure will contain 5,793 square feet of floor space, which will be divided between a 1,058-square-foot ground-level commercial space and five residential units, which will average 947 square feet apiece. Permits list OE & DE LLC as the owner, Michael D. Cole, AIA as the designer, and David Elmaliah as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $200,000.
Renderings have been revealed for a large multi-family development at 2200-58 Somerset Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the project will rise up to six stories and will include 535 residential units. Building one will hold 187 units, building two will hold 170, building three – 145, as well as 11 triplexes. 179 parking spaces are planned at the lot, with nine set to be accessible, 10 reserved for electric vehicles, and 17 reserved carshare spaces. Additionally, 293 bike stalls are planned, plus 35 set to sit on the sidewalk.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a collection of townhouses at 30 East Rittenhouse Street in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The development will include five single-family homes, each standing three stories tall. Construction costs for each home are estimated at $239,000, with a total project cost of $1,195,000.