2104 Franklin Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Two-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 2104 Franklin Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story mixed-use building at 2104 Franklin Street in North Philadelphia East. The mixed-use development will consist of ground-floor commercial space and two residences above, and will replace a vacant lot located just to the north of the intersection of Franklin and Diamond streets. The site sits near the Temple University campus, which is located within a five- to ten-minute walk to the west. The wood-framed structure will span a ground footprint of 1,312 square feet and will offer 2,488 square feet of interior space. Features include full sprinkling, a rear deck, and a roof deck, which promises to offer open skyline views. Permits list 4 Castle LLC as the owner, Anthony Maso as the design professional, and Kumas Homes LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $300,000.

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620 Moore Street. Rendering credit: CANNOdesign

Construction Underway at 58-Unit Complex at 620 Moore Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction is well underway on a block-long, 58-unit complex at 620 Moore Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign, the primarily residential development will consist of three adjoining buildings, each rising four stories and spanning a site flanked by Moore Street to the north, South 6th Street to the east, and South 7th Street to the west. A 52-unit apartment building, articulated as separate independent structures, will span the majority of the site. At the street corners, two mixed-use buildings will each hold a commercial space at the ground floor and three residences on the floors above.

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623 and 625 North 52nd Street. Looking east. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Building at 623 North 52nd Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit apartment building at 623 North 52nd Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a vacant lot situated on the east side of the block between Wyalusing and Girard avenues and will span a footprint of 1,839 square feet. The planned interior area of 6,835 square feet translates to a relatively generous average of just over 1,100 square feet per unit. The attached structure of type VB construction will feature a cellar and roof decks, which will likely offer sweeping skyline views due to the building’s future prominence. Permits list Nicholas Coulter of KCA Design Associates as the architect and a construction cost of $833,000.

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1532 South Seventh Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2022

Construction Complete at Three-Story Single-Family Townhouse at 1532 South 7th Street in Passyunk Square, South Philadelphia

Last February, YIMBY shared the news of a permit issued for the construction of a single-family townhouse at 1532 South 7th Street in Passyunk Square in South Philadelphia. By now, almost a year later, the site has been transformed from an eyesore vacant lot into an imposing three-story structure, as our recent site visit revealed. Permits indicate that the structure spans a footprint of around 600 square feet and features a roof deck. The filings specify V2 Properties Entity 6 LL as the owner and V2 Properties Construction Management LLC as the contractor. A permit issued in late 2019 stated a construction cost of $150,000, although the later permit does not specify a construction cost.

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The Terrace on 18th at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Credit: Pearl Properties

Residential Conversion Complete at The Terrace on 18th at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY revealed that residential conversion work appears to be complete at The Terrace on 18th at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City. The 267-foot-tall, 27-story high-rise was built in 1964 and previously known as Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City. The development was gradually overhauled over the course of the past year from hotel into a 288-unit rental apartment building, and upon our site visit the development appeared as complete, with no visible of signs of construction remaining. The Pearl Properties website indicates that the building is currently available for lease.

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