Construction Advances at Northbank at 2001 Beach Street in Fishtown

Rendering of Northbank. Credit: ISA Architects.Rendering of Northbank. Credit: ISA Architects.

Recently Philly YIMBY visited Northbank, a 491-unit development rising at 2001 Beach Street on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown. Designed by ISA, Northbank will now offer 387 single-family townhomes and 104 duplex units. A total of 781 parking spaces will be included, of which 199 will be located outdoors. Below we share a project update that shows its townhouses in various stages of construction.

Northbank Site Plan. Credit: ISA.

Northbank Site Plan. Credit: ISA.

Current planned aerial view of Northbank. Credit: ISA.

Former planned aerial view of Northbank. Credit: ISA.

Former planned aerial view of Northbank. Credit: ISA.

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 20222001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

2001 Beach Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

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9 Comments on "Construction Advances at Northbank at 2001 Beach Street in Fishtown"

  1. Army barracks in a 3rd world country?
    Development is great for Philadelphia, but the relentlessness of the design and the way the project meets the water is DREADFUL. It’s as if the River is just a lot line. The city approved this?

  2. Anthony Miller | August 3, 2022 at 9:22 am | Reply

    Do you like the river? Do you like the river enough to live inside of it?? Have we got the place for you! Located in probably the most flood-prone area in the entire city, you are almost guaranteed to have your home become one with the waters at least a few times per year.

    • Makes no sense. Should have built a mix of apartment towers to make the development more resilient to flooding. Left more open space for parks, etc. Covering this much of a flood-prone area with ground-floor living space this close to high tide is pure negligence.

  3. How many are occupied already? And how many more of all construction stages are already sold?

  4. This project is just so depressing. Love the renderings with people walking around and “enjoying” themselves in that middle of nowhere wasteland.

  5. I wish they built the Wynn Casino here instead.

  6. How NOT to design an urban infill community at a time when there’s lots of creativity elsewhere around the country . The overview resembles a low-rise version of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe project, which was eventually demolished in St Louis. Different demographics, but just as urbanistically awful. Philly should be ashamed for having allowed this.

  7. Midwestern Urbanist | August 4, 2022 at 12:03 am | Reply

    This is really the best they could have done? There is way too much space devoted to roadways, and all of it is asphalt instead of pavers. There should have been far more greenery. Building a few 6 story apartment blocks with more green space would have not only been a better design (as well as providing a wider range of unit sizes at lower prices) but would have alleviated stormwater control problems as well. Some of the roads seem abnormally wide as well, and there seems to be an excessive amount of street parking given the fact that every home already has a garage. Look at developments in the Netherlands to see how to do urban infill – they’re so much more pleasant to be in compared to the drab, asphalt-covered townhouse developments we build in the US.

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