1907 East Harold Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Single-Family Dwelling at 1907 East Harold Street in East Kensington

A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a three-story, single-family dwelling at 1907 East Harold Street in East Kensington. The site sits on the northeast side of the street, on a block between Jasper Street and Emerald Street. The structure’s footprint will span 450 square feet. A full basement and a roof deck will be included as part of the project. Gabrianna Development Group is the listed owner.

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Philadelphia skyline from South Street Bridge. Photo by The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Illustrated History of Philadelphia’s Skyscraper Boom of 1984-1991

The Philadelphia skyline is anchored by a group of particularly tall buildings, but just 40 years ago, not a single tower rose over 548 feet, the height of the City Hall tower that was completed in 1901. An informal “gentlemen’s agreement” held towers back from rising above the limit, but no developer was successful until One Commerce Square was approved in 1984, which was soon followed by a series of even taller skyscrapers. Philly YIMBY looks at the history behind each of these Center City buildings.

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2245 East William Street. Looking east. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Single-Family Structure at 2245 East William Street in Port Richmond, Kensington

A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a single-family structure at 2245 East William Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The building will rise on the northeast side of a rapidly developing block between Trenton Avenue and Tulip Street, next to a set of seven proposed single-family structures, which we covered in yesterday’s post. The building will have a footprint of 497 square feet and will include a roof deck. Carlos Gonzalez is the listed owner.

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