Rendering of 4701-15 Kingsessing Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Construction Not Yet Started at 4701-15 Kingsessing Avenue in Cedar Park, Southwest Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work has still not started at a four-story, 76-unit multi-family building at 4701-15 Kingsessing Avenue in Cedar Park (alternately Squirrel Hill), Southwest Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects, the development will span 67,070 square feet and hold 55 parking spaces, two of which will be ADA and van accessible, as well as one designated for car sharing. The project will also include ten bicycle spaces. Permits list Kingsessing Realty LLC as the owner, Equinox Management & Construction LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $8.5 million.

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4415 Chestnut Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Construction Underway at 4415 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted significant construction progress at 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.

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789 North Preston Street, Philadelphia PA. Credit: B-Zone Design via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 789 North Preston Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit rowhouse at 789 North Preston Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise at the southeast corner of Brown and North Preston streets and will span 4,724 square feet and will feature retail space at the ground level, extending into the cellar, as well as a roof deck. Permits indicate B-Zone Design as the party behind the zoning filing and Arif B. Tas as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $350,000.

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897 Belmont Avenue. Credit; Designblendz via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 897 Belmont Avenue in Belmont, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, ten-unit mixed-use building at 897 Belmont Avenue (with a full address of 893-97 Belmont Avenue) in BelmontWest Philadelphia. The development will rise from a vacant lot at the southeast corner of Belmont and Westminster avenues. Designed by Designblendz, the structure will span 14,252 square feet, which includes ground-level commercial space. Permits list Aimes LLC as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $850,000.

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1103 South 47th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Construction Nears Completion at 1103 South 47th Street in Squirrel Hill, West Philadelphia

As noted in Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit, construction is nearing completion at a 15-unit multi-family building at 1103 South 47th Street in Squirrel HillWest Philadelphia, as revealed in our recent site visit. Designed by Designblendz, the building will rise four stories tall. A commercial space will be located on the ground floor and a roof deck will be included at the top of the structure. In total, the building will hold 20,771 square feet of space and cost an estimated $2.6 million to build.

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