Six three-story multi-family buildings have been proposed at 2223, 2227, 2229, 2233, 2237, and 2239 North 33rd Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia, across from Fairmount Park. Designed by 24 Seven Design Group LLC, the four buildings at 2223 through 2233 North 33rd Street will each feature five apartments each, and the structures at 2237 and 2239 North 33rd Street will each come with four units, giving a total new unit count of 28. Each of the permits lists Catalyst Builders LLC as the contractor, and, although the structures appear of to slightly vary in square footage (spanning from 3,072 to 5,000 square feet), construction costs for each one is specified at $300,000.
During the 1960s and 1970s, multiple developments with massive amounts of office space, occupied by banking firms in particular, were constructed in Center City Philadelphia. Most of these developments featured a light brown Brutalist exterior with contrasting dark glass. Among the first such structures built was One Meridian Plaza, located at 1416 South Penn Square, which stood 492 feet and 38 stories. Designed by Vincent Kling & Associates (later known as KlingStubbins, now part of JACOBS) and developed by the Girard Bank and Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance, the tower started construction in 1968 and was completed in 1972, and featured the light brown stone cladding commonly seen during the period, along with rows of dark glass leading up to the bay windows at the top. The skyscraper eventually met its tragic demise in 1991, and was deconstructed in the following years in a process that YIMBY revisits in today’s feature.
A three-story, 16-unit apartment building is proposed at 862-72 North 41st Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. Designed by Haverford Square Designs, the building will span 9,200 feet and feature a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list James Clancy as the contractor and a construction cost of $400,000.
A three-story, 15-unit apartment building is proposed at 2022 North 22nd Street in North Philadelphia West. The development will replace a vacant lot on the west side of the block between West Norris and West Diamond streets. Designed by Kore Design, the building will span 13,696 square feet and feature several roof decks, a green roof, and full sprinkling. Permits list Kumas Homes as the contractor and a construction cost of $550,000.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has confirmed that construction work has wrapped up at 2100 Hamilton, a ten-story, 27-unit condominium at 2100 Hamilton Street in Logan Square (alternately Baldwin Park or Franklintown). Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners and developed by the Bock Development Group, with Ernest Bock & Sons as the contractor, the glass-clad structure rises 125 square feet tall and spans 25,802 square feet, and offers its residents perks such as a fitness center, underground parking, and a half-acre roof. Floor-to-ceiling windows lend unobstructed views in many directions, while balconies allow for private outdoor space in most units. Permits list a construction cost of $30 million.