631 North Preston Street. Credit: 24Seven Design Studio.

Permits Issued For 631 North Preston Street In West Powelton, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit mixed-use building located at 631 North Preston Street in West PoweltonWest Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will stand three stories tall, with a commercial space on the ground floor and basement levels and a roof deck. 24Seven Design Group is the firm behind the project, which is expected to cost $320,000 to build according to the permit.

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Rendering of 1723 Francis Street. Credit: Gnome Architects.

Construction Complete at The Vine in Francisville, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has confirmed that construction has been completed at The Vine, a 24-unit condominium at 1723 Francis Street in Francisville (alternately Fairmount), North Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, developed by the Stamm Development Group, and constructed by PB+DC (Point Builders and Design Concepts), the project consists of a renovation of the front portion of an existing three-story prewar structure, demolition of its expansive rear section, and ground-up construction of a four-story annex. The complex spans 20,971 square feet and features 18 parking spaces in a ground-level garage. A shared roof deck offers green plantings, gathering and lounge space, and splendid views of the skylines of Center City, University City, and Temple University. Construction costs are listed at $1.26 million.

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Mural West. Credit: Atkin Olshin Scade Architects

Construction Still Pending at Mural West in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia

As we anticipated (since construction permits still had not been filed), Philly YHIMBY’s recent site visit has found no signs of development at Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use tower proposed at 523 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Precision Realty Group, the project will provide office, retail, and commercial/medical space, as well as more than 200 residential units. The project will also include public plaza next to the eponymous mural, which is painted on the adjacent Mural Lofts residential building, as well as amenities such as a roof deck with potential restaurant space. If built, the tower will dramatically boost the skyline of Lower North Philadelphia and will stand as one of the tallest buildings north of Center City.

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2152 East Albert Street. Credit: KCA Design Associates.

Permits Issued For 2151 East Albert Street In East Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a new multi-family structure located at 2151 East Albert Street in East Kensington. The building will rise four stories tall, with 26 residential units inside. There will be seven parking spaces (one being accessible) and nine bike spaces to go with these residential units. Amenity space will include a roof deck accessed through multiple pilot houses, while a cellar could offer potential storage space for building residents. In total, the permit lists the structure to span 29,999 square feet of space and cost $3 million to build. KCA Design Associates is the architectural firm behind the project.

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One uCity Square. Credit: ZGF Architects

Construction Nearly Complete at One uCity Square in University City, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit haas revealed that construction is nearly complete at One uCity Square, a mixed-use building in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and developed by Wexford Science & Technology, the University City Science Center, and Ventas Inc., with Turner Construction as the contractor, the $280-million, 13-story building will hold 389,000 square feet of office, laboratory, and retail space. The 250-foot-tall structure, also known as Wexford One uCity Square, is part of the greater mixed-use uCity Square development, which will feature 10.5 million square feet within 15 existing and 10 newly-constructed buildings. New construction will account for three-quarters of the total square footage.

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