1700 Frankford Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2024

Construction Nears Completion at 1700 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted that construction work is nearing completion at a three-story, nine-unit mixed-use building underway at 1700 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. The structure stands on the northwest corner of Frankford Avenue and East Columbia Avenue. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the development will span 13,924 square feet and will include ground-floor commercial space and a basement. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor and list a construction cost of $2.175 million.

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2007-13 North Croskey Street. Credit: JT Ran.

Permits Issued for 2007-13 North Croskey Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a new multi-family development at 2007 North Croskey Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the new building will rise three stories tall and contain four residential units. The structure will also contain a basement level and a roof deck. In total, the structure will span 3,465 square feet of space. JT Ran is the firm behind the project’s design.

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107 Chestnut Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2024

Rebuild-Slated Site Sits Fallow After Demolition of Historic Building at 107 Chestnut Street in Old City

In August 2020, Philadelphia YIMBY reported that permits were filed for the demolition of a historically designated four-story building at 107 Chestnut Street in the Old City Historic District in Center City, half a block away from Penn’s Landing. The structure was built in 1840, at a time when the neighborhood bustled with maritime commercial activity, and was one of the last remaining buildings on the street’s old mercantile row. The Philadelphia Historical Commission approved the demolition after engineering experts declared the structure unsafe yet required that the owner rebuild the historic edifice in its original form within a year. However, YIMBY’s recent site visit shows that the structure’s former site still sits cleared and paved over with no signs of new construction, perched next to its lone prewar neighbor that stands surrounded by a parking lot.

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140 North 2nd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. June 2024

Renovation Nears Completion at 140 North 2nd Street in Old City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted that renovation work is nearing completion at a four-story prewar rowhouse at 140 North 2nd Street in Old City. The project is situated on the west side of the block between Arch Street and Quarry Street, almost directly across from historic Elfreth’s Alley. Designed by Moto Designshop, the renovated building will span 4,523 square feet and feature five transient residential units. Permits list Michael Treacy as the contractor and specify a renovation cost of $1 million.

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841-51 South 2nd Street. Credit: HDP Architecture

Construction Nears Completion at 841-51 South 2nd Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction is nearing completion at a four-story, 42-unit mixed-use development under construction at 841-51 South 2nd Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia. The new building rises at the northeast corner of 2nd and Christian streets. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture (HDO Architecture), the structure will span 54,313 square feet, with a plaza at the street corner and retail on the ground floor, as well as a roof deck. Permits list Indian Harbour Asset Management LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $6.79 million.

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