Construction Progresses on the 281-Unit Next LVL in University City, West Philadelphia

Construction is progressing quickly on Next LVL, a mixed-use development at 4223 Chestnut Street in University CityWest 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.

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342 West Queen Lane. Looking southeast. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Five-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 342 West Queen Lane in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

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.

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Renderings Revealed for 535-Unit Complex at 2200-58 Somerset Street in Port Richmond, Kensington

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.

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725 North 39th Street. Looking east. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 725 North 39th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit building at 725 North 39th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The building will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between Olive Street and Aspen Street. The structure is planned by the same development team as the one that proposed the project at 727 North 39th Street immediately to the north, which YIMBY wrote about a few days ago. The two proposals share many similarities, and the latest one will also span a footprint of 984 square feet and will include a cellar and full sprinkling. Just like the prior development, the project lists 727 N 39th Street LLC as the owner, Maher Abdelaal as the design professional, and Kumas Homes LLC as the contractor, and construction costs are also listed at $280,000.

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