A zoning permit has been issued for the demolition of a large commercial structure at 9801 Blue Grass Road by the Northeast Philadelphia Airport in Far Northeast Philadelphia. The single-story facility appears to have served as a distribution facility or a trucking depot until recently, though permits classify the structure as vacant. The filing lists a building footprint of 396,812 square feet, making the facility one of the largest structures to be slated for the wrecking ball in recent years.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 220-unit mixed-use project at 4701-29 Pine Street in Garden Court (alternately Walnut Hill), West Philadelphia. The development, covered in detail in an August article, will consist of a six-story extension above an existing single-floor garage structure, and serve as an expansion to the Garden Court Plaza, a 13-story prewar apartment tower at 4701 Pine Street. Designed by BLT Architects, the project will hold a total of 198,569 square feet of space (not counting the prewar tower), of which 181,119 square feet will come from the newly built floors. The ground floor will hold commercial space and 66 parking spaces. A roof deck will be situated on the second floor. Construction costs are estimated at $35 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 1512 North 26th Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The building will stand four stories tall and will hold four residential units, meaning that each unit will likely take up an entire floor. The building will offer a total of 5,239 square feet of space. Fenix Construction Group is the listed owner. Construction costs for the project are estimated at $660,000.
Zoning permits have been issued for the construction of two single-family structures at 2523 and 2525 North Hancock Street in West Kensington. The pair will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between West Cumberland Street and West Huntingdon Street. Each of the buildings will occupy a 550-square-foot footprint and will feature a roof deck. Golden Rule LLC is the listed owner for both properties.
Last week, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has unveiled two new high-rise proposals, one at (tentatively) 3401 Civic Center Boulevard in University City in West Philadelphia, and another across the river at 690 Schuylkill Avenue in Schuylkill, South Philadelphia.