In recent years, a development boom has added hundreds of new apartments to Fishtown, ranging from single-family houses to massive apartment complexes. One of the largest among these is The Parkside Fishtown, a 95-unit rental building completed last year at 2110 East Norris Street. The structure, situated on the south side of the block between North Front Street and Trenton Avenue, rises six stories and holds 85,985 square feet of interior space. Permits list HC Pody Company as the contractor and a construction cost of $12 million.
Permits have been issued for The Wagon House, a four-story mixed-use building at 1935 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington. The structure will replace a garage and an adjacent lot on the east side of the block between West Berks Street and West Norris Street. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the structure will rise from a combined lot at 1935-39 North 2nd Street and span 10,640 square feet, which will include 1,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space and 13 residential units. The building will feature a basement, full sprinkling, and parking for four bicycles. Permits list Baltimore Select Properties as the contractor and a construction cost of $1.8 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of the foundation at 12+Sansom, a 240-foot-tall, 20-story residential high-rise under construction at 123 South 12th Street (alternately 123-27 South 12th Street) in Midtown Village, Center City. Designed by Studios Architecture and developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners, with BLT Architects as the architect of record and Clemens Construction Company as the contractor, the building will offer 399 rental units and 10,844 square feet of retail. The structure will rise from a 33,462-square-foot footprint and hold 370,860 square feet of floor space. The cost of foundation work is listed at $6 million, which amounts to nearly five percent of the previously listed total construction cost of $132.25 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a nine-story parking garage for the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at 3800 Powelton Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed and engineered by Pennoni and THA Consulting, the massive structure will span 481,702 square feet and offer parking for 1,483 cars and 129 bicycles, as well as ground-level commercial space. Permits list HSC Builders & Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $46.4 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, five-unit apartment building at 4029 Powelton Avenue in West Powelton, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the north side of the block between Wiota Street and North Preston Street. Designed by Cadre Design & Development, the building will feature a basement and two private roof decks. Permits list Yuhua Wang and Emily Xiao as the owners, JS General Contractor Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $150,000.