Permits Issued for Two Structures at 135 and 143 West Girard Avenue in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of two mixed-use structures at 135 West Girard Avenue and 143 West Girard Avenue in Olde Kensington. Both buildings will stand seven floors tall and will feature complementary designs. Each structure will include a roof deck, commercial space at the ground floor, and a parking garage in the basement. 143 West Girard Avenue will span 25,079 square feet, hold a total of 20 residential units, and cost $3,795,236 to build. 135 West Girard Avenue will contain 37,028 square feet of space, cost an estimated $5,473,541 to build, and feature 40 residential units.

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Philly YIMBY Reveals Massing Models for the Schuylkill Yards Supertall in University City, West Philadelphia

Ever since the master plan for Schuylkill Yards in University City was unveiled for the first time, it displayed a supertall skyscraper dominating the 14-acre site, a feature that persisted throughout all future iterations. Renderings show a glass-clad tower rising at 3101 Market Street, accented with bronze highlights that appear similar to those at 9 DeKalb and 111 West 57th Street in New York City, which are also designed by SHoP Architects, the group behind the Schuylkill Yards master plan. Brandywine Realty Trust, the project developer, is also responsible for projects such as the 350-foot-tall tower proposed at 2100 Market Street in Center City. As of the 2016 renderings, the supertall appears to rise around 1,100 feet high.

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Permits Issued for a 21-Unit Development at 1609 Poplar Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 1609 Poplar Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The development will stand four stories tall and hold 21 apartments upon completion, as well as a roof deck, a green roof, and 21 parking spaces. The building will hold 32,268 square feet and cost an estimated $4.25 million to build.

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Permits Issued for a Five-Unit Structure at 1829 Diamond Street in the Temple University Area, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 1829 Diamond Street in the Temple University Area in North Philadelphia. The building will stand three stories tall and will hold five apartments. KCA Design Associates is the designer, though no renderings are available at this time. The 7,240-square-foot structure will cost an estimated $1 million to build. 1829 Diamond LLC is the listed owner.

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