2400 East Huntingdon Street. Credit: KCA Design Associates via the Civic Design Review

150-Unit Residential Building Proposed at 2400 East Huntingdon Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

This year has seen a steady stream of construction filings around Kensington, mostly in the lowrise, small-scale category. In a sign of accelerating growth of the local real estate market, developer Greenpointe Construction, Inc. is proposing a seven-story, 150-unit residential structure at 2400 East Huntingdon Street, designed by KCA Design Associates. At approximately 85 feet in height, the building will be the tallest in the Olde Richmond neighborhood, and one of the area’s largest apartment buildings at 122,500 total square feet. The complex will also include 11,900 square feet of retail and a garage for 45 vehicles.

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Demolition Permits Filed for 828 Brooklyn Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a two-story rowhouse at 828 Brooklyn Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The prewar single-family dwelling spans 1,200 square feet and sits on the west side of a block located between Parrish Street and Ogden Street. The property is owned by Monfiston Lina and will be demolished as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. Thomas Curran is the specified contractor. The cost of work is listed at $13,862.

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Demolition Permits Filed for 1522 South Taylor Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a two-story, 1,200-square-foot rowhouse at 1522 South Taylor Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The vacant single-family dwelling, clad in brown brick and located on a mid-block site between Tasker Street and Dickinson Street, has stood abandoned for around ten years. The property, owned by Welcome Fredrick, will be demolished as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. Thomas Curran is the contractor. the cost of work is listed at $11,300.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse Square Continues Ascent in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Philadelphia’s tallest currently under-construction building continues to rise at 1911 Walnut Street, where the Southern Land Company is erecting The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, a 599-foot-tall tower that will dramatically transform the neighborhood skyline. The 48-story tower, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, will add 185 rental apartments and 60 condo units. Since the last YIMBY update in early August, the skyscraper has only climbed only three levels, now reaching six stories, but progress should move faster now that the structurally challenging portion at the cantilever is nearing completion.

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