Construction is underway at The Bordeaux, a 16-unit mixed-use development at 2600 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise five stories tall with a 3,500 square foot retail space in the ground floor. Amenities will include bike and tenant storage as well as a roof deck that will likely offer sweeping skyline views. Argo Property Group is developing the property. The design was by Ambit Architecture and it will be built by Tester Construction. In total, the building will have 20,938 square feet of space.
The building will feature a modern and stately exterior comprised almost entirely of red brick. Towards the top of the structure, the brick slants in slightly, creating a unique shape for the building. Black cladding sits under certain windows as well as on the ground floor and towards the rear of the structure, adding texture to the design. The ground floor will have floor-to-ceiling windows with the upper floors featuring narrow but large windows in a uniform shape.
Argo Property Group shared images of the current site, revealing the development’s progress. YIMBY’s previous article on the development shared renderings for the project, although no significant progress had been made at the time it was published in late December. Now, foundation work is well underway with work nearing completion on the underground portion of the structure, suggesting the structure’s imminent vertical rise is right around the corner.
The addition of 16 residential units on Girard Avenue will be another boost to the corridor’s growth and success. Not only is this project adding density in such close proximity to many restaurants and businesses, it will also be adding a new commercial space on the street, helping increase its walkability and overall desirability.
Transit access is offered right in front of the project with the Route 15 Trolley line. With a transfer at Girard Station on the Broad Street Line, this access will provide a quick commute to Center City or Temple University.
The development is expected to reach completion in the first quarter of 2022.