Rendering of the project via OCF Realty.

Steel Erection Continues at Broad Street Flats at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

Construction is making progress at the Broad Street Flats at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia, where several steel beams have been erected. Developed by Hightop Development, the seven-story project will extend help create a sense of canyon-like enclosure at South Broad Street. The building will feature retail space at the ground floor and 54 residential units above.

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1429-31 Federal Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 42-Unit Development at 1429-31 Federal Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a the construction of a 42-unit mixed-use residential and commercial development at 1429-31 Federal Street in Point BreezeSouth Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise four stories tall and will feature retail space at the ground floor. A green roof at the top of the building and will be accessible via pilot houses. The project will also include 14 bike spaces. The permit lists Top Gun Enterprises as the contractor for the development, and Vincent Mancini as the design professional. In total, the building will hold 34,668 square feet of space, and will cost an estimated $3.8 million to build.

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Philadelphia skyline 1985 south elevation. Image and models by Thomas Koloski

Philadelphia YIMBY Presents Massings of the 1985 Skyline

In the mid-1980s, the Philadelphia skyline rose as an even, roughly 500-foot plateau, particularly when viewed from the north and south. Though the skyline spanned a great expanse length-wise, it remained at a low profile, in great part thanks to the “Gentlemen’s Agreement” to not build above the 548-foot-tall pinnacle of the City Hall, which sat just beneath the 37-foot-tall statue of William Penn, the state’s founder. Philly YIMBY presents exclusive massing renderings of the city skyline just as it appeared in 1985, just before One Commerce Square and One Liberty Place both broke ground, starting their challenge to the skyline in the summer.

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2738 Federal Street. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for 24-Unit Building at 2738 Federal Street in Grays Ferry

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story multi-family building at 2738 Federal Street in Grays FerrySouth Philadelphia. The development will offer 23,914 square feet of floor space and will include 24 condominium units, a cellar, balconies in the front and rear of the structure on the second through fourth floors, and a roof deck above the fourth floor. Four accessory parking spaces will be included in the project, with one set to be ADA and van accessible, as well as 12 bicycle spaces. Gnome Architects is listed as the architect for the project, with GRIT Construction taking up the contracting work. Construction costs are estimated at $1,434,870.

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