Construction on 3151 Market Street, the second building in the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards project in University City, West Philadelphia, will soon be underway as demolition has commenced at the site. The building will stand alongside 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard and eventually 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Designed by Gensler and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust (which is also developing all of Schuylkill Yards), the 495,000-square-foot project will rise to a height of 226 feet and 14 stories high. The building will be mostly comprised of office and laboratory space, with retail on the ground floor.
Renderings have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 1807 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington. Designed by JKRP Architects, the development will stand five stories tall, adding to and preserving an existing on-site structure. There will be industrial space located within the project on the first and second floors, totaling around 38,158 square feet of space, while an additional 77,438 square feet of space will make rom for 80 residential units. A roof deck will be included as an amenity space for the development, along with a mail/package room at the ground floor.
A commercial building permit has been issued for the University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-23 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia, revealing details that further expand on the original permits issued in March and the information the university made available to the public. The new permit reveals an exact square footage of 115,954 square feet, effectively matching UPenn’s stated 116,000 square feet. The total construction cost is specified at $68.3 million, which makes up roughly half of UPenn’s figure of $137.5 million, which likely factors non-construction costs such as equipment, etc.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, ten-unit apartment building at 2006 West Girard Avenue in Francisville, Lower North Philadelphia. The development, sited on a partially occupied through-block lot stretching from Girard Avenue to the north to Cambridge Street to the south, with the three-story, three-unit prewar rowhouse on Girard to remain and the new building to rise from a vacant site on Cambridge. Designed by CANNOdesign, the new building will feature balconies in select units, two private roof decks, and parking for four bicycles. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.2 million.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction is underway at a three-story mixed-use building at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. The structure will rise from a 1,402-square-foot footprint and will contain 5,359 square feet of mixed residential and commercial interior space. The structure will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and full sprinkling. Permits list Sharara Kazimi and Mirwais Saidi as owners, Cheryl Poulos as the design professional, and Philly Parking Solutions as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $400,000.