A look at the construction projects in your Philadelphia neighborhood

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Wondering what buildings are coming down or going up in Philadelphia? Local building permit data can shine a light on what's under construction near you.

In the past week, the city issued 354 building permits, according to data from BuildZoom, a platform that helps homeowners and businesses with new construction and remodels.

Sixteen of those permits were for new building construction, 12 were for demolition projects and the remainder were for repairs and renovations.

Read on for a selection of the most noteworthy new permits.

Residential Permits

New Construction

  • Contractor Amptron LLC received a permit for new construction of a structure at 1541 S. Chadwick St.
    The permit defines the project's work scope as: "Complete rewire of home with new 200 amp service."
  • Contractor Lowry Electric Inc. was issued a permit for new construction of a structure at 1308 Catharine St.
    In the permit, the work scope is described as: "Replace house drain with new house trap and fresh air inlet."
  • Contractor Lawrence Caro was issued a permit for new construction of a structure at 1772 Waterloo St.
    The permit defines the project's work scope as: "install two full baths and a half bath, a new kitchen and new laundry unit."
  • Applicant Just plumbing& Heating was issued a permit for new construction of a structure at 2155 Ridge Ave.
    In the permit, the work scope is described as: "New construction, which includes interior plumbing, a four-story building, vacant space on the first floor and three dwelling units above."
  • Applicant Starlight Electric received a permit for new construction of a residential structure at 2432 N. Hancock St.
    In the permit, the work scope is described as: "Proposed new construction of a three-story two-family dwelling with pilot house, roof deck and basement as shown on plans."

Demolitions, Renovations and Repairs

  • Contractor Bob Schueller & Sons Inc. received a permit for repair/renovation of a structure at 12131 41 Knights Road.
    In the permit, the work scope is described as: "Installation of two new rooftop units for space 189B in an existing shopping center as per approved plans."
  • Contractor Xlt Electrical received a permit for repair/renovation of a structure at 2317 E. Hazzard St.
    In the permit, the work scope is described as: "200 amp service, main service, new outlets, lights, switches and wire."
  • Contractor John Shields Jr received a permit for repair/renovation of a structure at 817 Fuller St.
    In the permit, the work scope is described as: "Install 100 amp service, complete new wiring to include hard-wired smoke/carbon monoxide alarms."
  • Applicant Worth & Company received a permit for repair/renovation of a structure at 6410 42 Frankford Ave.
    The work is described as: "Gas piping to three suites and all piping is on the roof from attached outhouse."
  • Applicant Amptron LLC was issued a permit for repair/renovation of a structure at 325 E. Thompson St.
    The work is described as: "Rewire switches, outlet, lights and install new 200 amp service."

This story was created automatically using local building data from BuildZoom, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing.

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