The Frankford Collective at 1144 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: Kore Design Architecture

Permits Filed for a 12-Unit Mixed-Use Structure at 1144 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been filed for the construction of a five-story mixed-use building at 1144 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Kore Design Architecture, the 13,330-square-foot structure will rise from a 3,200-square-foot footprint and will yield 12 apartments. A 2,495-square-foot commercial space will be located on the ground floor. Construction costs are listed at $1.5 million.

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The Chestnut via SITIO Inc

The Chestnut at 3720 Chestnut Street is Complete in University City, West Philadelphia

A number of towers have risen recently in University City, including the recently completed Chestnut at 3720 Chestnut Street. At 344 feet and 29 stories in height, the building ranks at number 20 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism and developed by EPG Urban Multifamily, the structure brings 420 units to the rapidly growing area, offering studios and apartments for students of the many nearby universities and colleges as well as for the general public. Cladding reached the top at the end of 2019, and Philly YIMBY’s August update showed it was stated that construction fences still lingered near the top of the building and cladding was almost finished. Since then construction has wrapped completely.

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3515 Midvale Avenue

Permits Filed for a 36-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 3515 Midvale Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of a five-story mixed-use structure at 3515 Midvale Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia. The building will rise from a 13,050-square-foot footprint and hold 40,500 square feet of space, with 36 apartments and three commercial spaces on the ground floor, measuring 2,800, 1,200, and 565 square feet. The building will also offer a roof deck and 12 bicycle spaces. Tester Construction is the contractor for the project. Construction costs are estimated at $5,592,558.

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1620 Sansom Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Demolition Anticipated at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

At number 21 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is the 340-foot-tall, 27-story tower planned at 1620 Sansom Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, a firm that is behind a number of recent projects in the city, and developed by the Southern Land Company, the 298-unit tower will yield 376,900 square feet, with 19,600 square feet of restaurant space, 5,200 square feet of retail, and 67 parking spaces on three underground levels. Though the tower which is located just two blocks to the south of Liberty Place, it will have a significant impact on the surrounding area, which lacks modern structures of a similar size. No progress has been observed at the site since demolition and construction permits were filed in September.

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