Permits have been issued for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 2966-68 Richmond Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. Designed by KJO Architecture, the development will feature rental apartments and a commercial space on the ground floor. Construction costs are estimated at $1.6 million.
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.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story mixed-use structure at 101 West Oxford Street in Fishtown, Kensington, near the border of Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia. The structure will hold 35 residential units, each being an apartment. Resident storage will be located in the basement of the structure, with the ground floor used for a commercial space and parking. A roof deck will be located atop the building, as well as a green roof that allows the building a density bonus. The building will occupy a 12,363 square foot land parcel and hold 51,785 square feet of space. Chatham Bay Construction Services is the listed contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $6 million.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant single-story commercial building at 648 North 40th Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The property is located at the corner of North 40th Street and Fairmont Avenue. ATL Development Corporation is the listed owner.
Number 22 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is 1153 Chestnut Street, a 329-foot-tall, 25-story residential tower proposed as part of the two-tower East Market Phase 3 development in Market East, Center City. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by National Real Estate Group, the building will rise on the west side of the complex and will feature a blocky yet eye-catching façade of metal, precast terracotta, and glass. The tower, which will be one of the tallest residential high-rises in the area, will yield 250,000 square feet with 396 units. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that excavation is getting close to completion.