4415 Chestnut Street. Looking north. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Five-Story, 40-Unit Building at 4415 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 40-unit mixed-use building at 4415 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. Designed by Wulff Architects and developed by Orens Brothers Real Estate, the building will include retail space as well as features such as elevator service, a green roof, full sprinkling, and 14 bicycle spaces. Permits list Orens Development Inc. as the owner and Orens Brothers Inc. as the general contractor. Construction is expected to cost $5.5 million. The structure will be a part of a two-building complex that extends through the block to Ludlow Street to the north, which will total 70 units. Construction is already underway on the 30-unit Ludlow Street building.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse Square Rises to the 27th Floor in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The 599-foot-tall Laurel Rittenhouse Square skyscraper at 1911 Walnut Street at Rittenhouse Square in Center City has hit another major milestone as the concrete structure has risen above the 27th floor, which will feature amenity space and a pool. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, the future 48-story tower, which rises just to the northwest of Rittenhouse Square Park, is now passing the plateau of buildings that surround the seven-acre green space. The project will include 160 rental apartments and 85 luxury condominiums as well as retail.

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1424 Parrish Street. Looking south. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Building at 1424 Parrish Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1424 Parrish Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The structure will span a footprint of 1,360 square feet and will contain 3,771 square feet of floor space, which grants an average of 629 square feet per apartment. The building will feature a roof deck. The site is owned by Rubin Realty LLC, which also recently filed permits for a three-story, four-unit building less around the corner at 830 Burns Street, which will rise on the opposite end of the same vacant lot. Both projects also feature the same architect (Alexander Fiskman) and general contractor (Modern Solution LLC). Construction is expected to cost $180,000.

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830 Burns Street. Looking southwest. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Four-Unit Building at 830 Burns Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit residential building at 830 Burns Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a 1,200-square-foot footprint and will feature 4,400 square feet of floor space, which translates to a generous average of 1,100 square feet per apartment. The building will also offer a roof deck. Filings list Rubin Realty LLC as the owner, Alexander Fiskman as the architect, and Modern Solution LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $238,000.

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