Construction is progressing rapidly at 1801 Fairmount, a five-story residential development located at 1801 Fairmount Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia. Ten residential units will be included in the development, with a restaurant space proposed at the ground floor. The 18,195-square-foot building will cost $17 million to build.
The building will feature a modern design with gray cladding used throughout the façade, with black cladding covering cantilevered sections on the eastern face of the building. Small balconies are also located on the eastern side. A curved edge will be situated at the southeastern corner, and a cornice will top off the building. Renderings also show plantings above the first floor, which will positively contribute to the streetscape.
Construction has made significant progress, with the building fully framed and topped out. Window installation has been completed on the second, third, and fourth floors, and white home wrap anticipates façade installation. Windows still need to be installed on the top and ground floors, as well as balcony doorways.
The new building rises in a neighborhood that has been seeing an influx of development in recent years, mostly in the form of multi-family and mixed-use projects, many of which include retail space. The new structures are replacing former vacant lots and rowhomes, drastically boosting local density. The project will liven up the Fairmount Avenue corridor with its commercial space, while the new residents will support local businesses on the street as well as at nearby Ridge Avenue. Francisville remains a prime location for multi-family construction, as the neighborhood is situated between several major thoroughfares (Girard Avenue, Ridge Avenue, Broad Street, Fairmount Avenue) and is located close to Center City and Temple University.
No completion date has been announced.