Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 40-unit multi-family structure at 909-17 North 26th Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The structure will feature 18 underground parking spaces, two of these being van accessible. There will also be 17 bike spaces and a a roof deck. Kore Design Architecture paired with Omega Home Builders for the project, which will span 53,093 square feet of space and cost an estimated $5 million to build.
The new structure will feature an attractive exterior, taking cues from previous eras of architecture. Whereas many new construction projects can be seen making primary use of various cladding materials, Kore Design opted for more traditional materials on the primary façade, with cast stone at the ground floor and portions of the second floor, and brick above. Two abutting vertical fixtures will elevate the structure’s massing and boast detailed cornices, as well as arched windows.
The new structure will replace a single-story industrial building that housed a roofing company. The squat building featured a rather plain exterior, with white stucco/concrete at its rear and dull brickwork paired with blue sheet metal along 26th Street.
Not long ago, this corner of Brewerytown was filled with many underused parcels such as the one at hand, though these have quickly been vanishing in recent times, with hundreds of residential units arriving in the area. Therefore, it is not surprising to see this project moving forward here. The added 40 units being brought to this location will be an improvement over existing conditions, adding density within steps from Girard Avenue and transit. The quality design of the project is an added bonus, which will be interesting to see upon completion.
No completion date is known for the project at this time, though construction may be finished by 2023.