Wawa Station. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

SEPTA Opens Regional Rail Extension To Wawa In Middletown Township

Exciting things have arrived in Middletown Township in Delaware County, PA, within the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region, where SEPTA has officially began train service to the Wawa Station. Located along the Media/Wawa Line (formerly called the Media/Elwyn Line), Wawa sits at a roughly three mile distance from Elwyn, the regional rail line’s former terminus. The project to restore former train service in the farther reaches of DELCO was originally given a price tag of $57 million, before it was inflated to a final number of $197 million. The extension is fully electrified, as is the rest of the Regional Rail network.

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142 West Huntingdon Street

Construction Complete at 142 West Huntingdon Street in West Kensington

In September 2020, YIMBY reported that permits had been filed for a three-story two-family rowhouse at 142 West Huntingdon Street in West Kensington. Since then, construction has been completed on the development. The structure replaces a vacant lot on the south side of the block between North Howard and North Mascher streets. Designed by Plato Marinakos of Plato Studio, the building spans 3,267 square feet and features a roof deck. Permits list V2 Properties as the contractor.

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1826 Chestnut Street. Looking southeast. Credit: Goodman Properties

Still No Signs of Progress at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

In December 2020, SkyscraperPage forumer FairmountFellow revealed a pair of renderings showing a skyscraper situated atop the prewar building at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, which they purportedly observed in a “local cooperative presentation.” The rendering shows a floor count of around 42 stories and indicates that the project would be developed by Goodman Properties. The development’s location next to the proposed high-rise at 113-121 South 19th Street suggests a height of around 550 feet. Although there are indications that the development is still active, no permits have been filed in the meantime and information on the project remains exceedingly scarce. We dispatched our photographer to the site to check for signs of progress, yet none were to be found, with a CVS Pharmacy still operating out of the former theater building.

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2505 North Mascher Street

YIMBY Looks at 2505 North Mascher Street in West Kensington

Last month, YIMBY reported that construction had been completed at two three-story rowhouses at 2503 and 2505 North Mascher Street in West Kensington. Today we take a closer look at 2505 North Mascher Street. The single-family structure spans 2,156 square feet and features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a cellar, and a roof deck. The development team consists of NHA Development LLC as the owner, KCA Design Associates as the architect, and LNHA New Homes as the contractor. Permits list a construction cost of $186,150, of which $150,000 is allocated for general construction, $16,000 for plumbing work, $12,000 mechanical work and $8,500 for electrical work.

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