Permits Issued for a 50-Unit Development at 370 West Johnson Street in Morton, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 50-unit multi-family development at 370 West Johnson Street in Morton, Northwest Philadelphia. A parking garage will be located on the ground floor. A green roof will be situated at the top of the building. The structure will hold 50,218 square feet of space and cost an estimated $4 million to build.

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Permits Issued for a 23-Unit Structure at 4077-83 Lancaster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued construction of a 23-unit multi-family extension at 4077-83 Lancaster Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The project will include a two-story addition above the existing single-story retail structure. Eight bicycle spaces will be included in the development. The building will yield 27,792 square feet of space upon the completion of the 17,160-square-foot addition.

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Cira 2 and the Cira Center. Photo by KMCA Architectural Model Makers and Prototyping

Looking Back at the Second Tower Once Planned at Cira Centre in University City, West Philadelphia

Shortly after the completion of the first Cira Centre skyscraper in 2005, plans were revealed for a second tower at a nearby site. The 725-foot-tall, 48-story high-rise was shown as part of a model of the greater complex, around the time of the groundbreaking of the FMC Tower nearby to the south. The project was designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architecture and planned for development by Brandywine Realty Trust, a team that is also behind the original Cira Centre as well as the Evo and FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a group of buildings that has transformed the University City skyline.

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Completion Approaches at The Retro at 1836-44 East York Street in East Kensington

Completion approaches at The Retro, a five-story, 21-unit development at 1836-44 East York Street in East Kensington. Developed by the Stamm Development Group, the project will include a commercial space on the ground floor and a roof deck at the top, which will offer sweeping views of the skyline. Grit Construction is the contactor. The building will feature a modern façade with white brick is on the lower floors and gray cladding on the upper levels. Black cladding accents the corners, adding texture to the design. Renderings show trees along the sidewalk, which will cast shade and enhance the street ambiance.

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Permits Issued for a Six-Unit Extension at 3926 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for an extension for a three-story prewar rowhouse at 3926 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The three-story addition, which will rise at the rear of the existing structure, will add six residential units and 1,200 square feet of space to the property, bringing up the total to 4,200. The project cost is estimated at $45,000.

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