Permits Filed For 314 South 46th Street in Garden Court, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for partial demolition, renovation and expansion at 314 South 46th Street, located in the Garden Court neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The site is currently home to the Good Shepherd Community Church, a Romanesque-inspired structure with a rusticated stone exterior, large arched windows, a gabled roof, and a cozy courtyard. The permit calls for the complete renovation of the two-story church, although the entrance area will be demolished. A four-story addition with a cellar will be erected alongside the church, which will also receive a third floor expansion. The project will produce 25 new apartments.

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Garden Court Plaza at 4701 Pine Street. Credit: BLT Architects via the Civic Design Review

Renderings and Diagrams Revealed for Garden Court Plaza Extension at 4701 Pine Street, Garden Court

Two days ago, the Philadelphia Department of City Planning published a Civic Design Review document outlining the details for a major expansion of Garden Court Plaza, an extant apartment complex at 4701 Pine Street in the Garden Court neighborhood in West Philadelphia. BLT Architects presented an extensive set of annotated images showing a six-story addition atop a sprawling one-story garage adjacent to a 13-story, pre-war apartment building. The extension would stand 89 feet and seven stories tall, and would add 220 units ranging from studios to two bedrooms, as well as an extended amenity suite.

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One Cathedral Square. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Cathedral Place Phase 1 Will Stand 245 Feet Tall Next To Cathedral Basilica in Logan Square

The area around western Vine Street has been experiencing a generational wave of new construction. RAMSA’s 382-foot Alexander at 1601 Vine Street wrapped in 2018, the ten-story 2100 Hamilton Street will soon rise nearby, and last year, long after the initial announcement for the two-towered Cathedral Place project, architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz finally released renderings for Cathedral Place Phase 1, a 245-foot, 23-story high-rise at 222 North 17th Street, which would stand behind the iconic, domed Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Logan Square.

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