Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit building at 2612 Annin Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. The building will replace a vacant lot on the south side of the block between South 26th and South 27th streets. The structure will span a footprint of 1,405 square feet and will hold 5,580 square feet of interior space, which translates to nearly 1,400 square feet per apartment. The development will also include a roof deck, which will likely offer dramatic skyline views of nearby Center City and University City. Permits list Auto Source Export Inc. as the owner, Brett Harman as the design professional, and FWBK LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $560,000.
The dual-branded W/Element Hotel, located at 1439 Chestnut Street in Center City, has opened its final section to the public with the completion of its retail portion. Designed by Cope-Linder Architects and developed by the Chestlen Development Group, the tower rises 617 feet and 52 stories above ground, and stands at the former site of One Meridian Plaza, a block to the south of City Hall. Tutor Perini is the general contractor and The Lighting Practice is the lighting designer and contractor for the tower’s elaborate nighttime illumination. The skyscraper has an enormous impact on the skyline, more so than just about any other building completed in the past couple of years.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi-family building at 2613 Federal Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. Designed by CKG Architectural Studio, the new building will rise three stories tall plus basement. In total, the building is expected to yield 3,432 square feet of space. Kelly Ventures LLC is listed as the project’s contractor. Construction costs are specified at $151,800.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-unit multi-family building at 1814 North 18th Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, the new building will rise four stories tall and will feature a roof deck. GRIT Construction will serve as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $945,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot situated on the north side of the block between North Orianna Street and North 4th Street. The structure will span a 1,026-square-foot ground footprint and will contain 3,787 square feet of interior space, which gives an average of just over 1,200 square feet per apartment. Building features will include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer unobstructed views in most directions. Permits list Jessie Claus as the owner, David McArthur as the design professional, and GTMO Development LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $250,000.