Permits Issued for a Five-Unit Structure at 1829 Diamond Street in the Temple University Area, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 1829 Diamond Street in the Temple University Area in North Philadelphia. The building will stand three stories tall and will hold five apartments. KCA Design Associates is the designer, though no renderings are available at this time. The 7,240-square-foot structure will cost an estimated $1 million to build. 1829 Diamond LLC is the listed owner.

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542-Foot Tall Arthaus Tops Out in Washington Square West, Center City

The concrete structure at the Arthaus condominium at 311 South Broad Street has officially topped out on February 12th, when the last bucket of concrete was lifted to the pinnacle. A celebratory ceremony was held on that day, as work continued on the 542-foot-tall, 47-story tower, located in Washington Square West in south Center City. The skyscraper will house 108 residential units, along with retail situated on the first four floors. The project is developed by Dranoff Properties, which had acquired the site in 2013 with the intent of constructing the SLS International Hotel. Eugene Kohn of Kohn Pedersen Fox has been the lead designer since the earliest stages, when the development was still planned as a hotel.

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Permits Issued for a 60-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 6311-17 Germantown Avenue in Morton, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story mixed use building at 6311-17 Germantown Avenue in Morton, Northwest Philadelphia. The building will feature a commercial space on the ground floor and 60 apartments, a green roof, and 20 bicycle spaces.  The 51,592-square-foot structure is expected to cost $5.29 million to build.

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Site Clearance in Progress at Penn’s Landing Redevelopment in Center City

The massive Penn’s Landing Redevelopment project will dramatically transform the Delaware River waterfront south of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Developed by The Durst Organization, the complex will create over 3.6 million square feet of floor space, as well as a 11.5-acre public park. The $2.2 billion project will add 1,834 residential units and a significant amount of office space, while expanding the Center City skyline to the east and likely inviting high-rise growth in the gap between the waterfront and the skyline core.

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