6767 Germantown Avenue. Looking east. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 45-Unit Building at 6767 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 45-unit apartment building at 6767 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Northwest Philadelphia. The development will replace a three-story prewar structure on the east side of the block between Slocum and Pleasant streets. The building will rise from a 12,500-square-foot footprint and will contain 48,950 square feet of interior space. The ground floor commercial space will contribute to the existing retail corridor along the street, and the roof deck promises to offer sweeping views of the surroundings due to the building’s relative prominence. A total of 33 parking spaces will be included, one of which will be van-accessible. Permits list Neighborhlyliving LLC as the owner and Venco Builders Inc. as the contractor.

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2406 North 2nd Street. Looking west. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Building at 2406 North 2nd Street in West Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit apartment building at 2406 North 2nd Street in West Kensington. The development will replace a vacant site on the west side of the street, located just to the north of the intersection of North 2nd and West York streets. The attached structure will span a footprint of 1,564 square feet, and its planned 6,256-square-foot interior yields an average of just over 1,000 square feet per unit. The development will feature a cellar and roof decks. Permits list 2406 N 2nd Street LLC as the owner, Nicholas Coulter of KCA Design Associates as the architect, and 3L Homes LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $642,000.

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Two Cathedral Square in the Philadelphia skyline from the Museum of Art. Photo and model by Thomas Koloski

Top 10 Tallest High-Rises Proposed in Philadelphia as of 2022

Yesterday, Philadelphia YIMBY published a list of the ten tallest buildings currently under construction throughout the city. Today, our encore looks at the top ten tallest proposals that are on the drawing boards for the City of Brotherly Love. Of these, six are located in Center City, three in University City in West Philadelphia, and one more in Poplar in Lower North Philadelphia. The list includes buildings ranging from those where construction is all but assured to projects with a rather uncertain status. Excluded are buildings that are evidently in purely conceptual stages, such as the various supertalls tentatively planned in University City. But regardless of status and actual likelihood of proximate construction, we hope to see all the projects below to move into the construction phase some time this year.

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Rendering fo 2000-20 East Hagert Street. Credit: T + Associates.

Renderings Revealed for 108-Unit Building at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a seven-story, 108-unit multi-family development at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington. Designed by T + Associates, the structure will span 93,832 square feet. The new building will include 13 artist studios and parking for 19 cars, to be situated underground, as well as 37 bicycles. The project will also include a green roof and a roof deck.

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Philadelphia skyline from the Walt Whitman Bridge. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Top 10 Tallest Buildings Under Construction in Philadelphia in 2022

Given the number of new permits issued last year, Philadelphia appears on track for a record volume of construction this year. The majority of such construction is of the low- and mid-rise variety. Of course, there are also marquee developments that will boost the city’s iconic skyline. Today Philly YIMBY looks at the ten tallest buildings under construction in the city as of 2022. Among these, seven are underway in Center City and three more are rising in University City in West Philadelphia. We look forward to seeing further progress on these developments throughout the course of the year.

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