A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted further construction progress at The Skylar, a three-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 1601 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Stamm Development Group, the building rises at an oblique corner of Frankford Avenue and East Oxford Street and will span 5,910 square feet, which will include ground-floor commercial space, a cellar, and a roof deck. Construction costs are listed at $1.15 million.
Last month, our visit has found construction has progressed significantly, with the structure assembled and around half of the tan brick facade applied to the exterior. By this time, much of the rest of the street-facing brick has been assembled, as well, with only the upper floor facing Frankford Avenue remaining cladding-free. In the coming month or so, we expect cladding to rise to the top of the parapet and to cover the rest of the structure’s signature curved corner. We are also excited to see how the ground-floor arch-shaped apertures are coming out. In all, the development is an attractive addition to the intersection, channeling a distinctive contemporary look without overtly clashing with adjacent prewar rowhouses on either side.
The Skylar rises half a block to the south of Palmer Park. The Girard Station on the Market-Frankford Line is accessible via a ten-minute walk to the southwest.