Permits have been issued for the demolition of the main towers and possibly other portions of the Saint Laurentius Church at 1600 East Berks Street in Fishtown. Current demolition costs are set at $500,000 for the 7-story, 141 year old church due to the ongoing threat of collapse. Andrew Menyo is the design professional listed for the demolition.
Construction is gaining momentum at 1602 South 13th Street in East Passyunk, South Philadelphia. The development consists of for full alterations to a single-family rowhosue built in 1915 on an iconic stretch of South 13th Street. The property originally boasted five bedrooms and one bathroom while rising three stories with a total construction area of 2,870 square feet. Full masonry work is taking place along with major alterations to the facade of the building. Concrete and brick work is being done by DeSimone Contracting.
Recently published permits reveal that another height change is possible for 113-121 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. The permit states that the building will now stand 52 stories, meaning it will likely have a height above 600 feet. Designed by DAS Architecture and Partners, the 267,874 square-foot tower will have 215 residential units and 30,180 square feet of commercial space. The design will feature slender profile and will be clad in light and dark and light shades. The building was developed by Pearl Properties, which was also behind The Harper located nearby.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, three-unit residential building at 615 South Third Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia. The project consists of major renovations to an existing building, which includes a vacant commercial space located on the ground floor. The renovated area will measure 2,905 square feet while the new addition will measure 600 square feet. A roof deck will also be built. Permits list Jianchao Li as the design professional and Christopher Lord as the contractor. Total construction cost is set at $400,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, nine-unit multi-family building at 1726 North 22nd Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia. In total, the project will contain 11,602 square feet of interior space. Emmanouil Lagoudakis is listed as the contractor for the project, with Scott Woodruff as the design professional. Construction costs are estimated at $950,000.