A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction is underway at a seven-story, 47-unit building at 1118 North Front Street near the confluence of Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Designed by BLT Architects, the building will rise on the west side of the block between West Wildey Street and Girard Avenue, just to the south of the Girard Avenue Station on the Market-Frankford Line. The structure will take up a footprint of 6,920 square feet and will hold 44,090 square feet of interior space, with just over 900 square feet per average unit. The property will also offer ground-level commercial space, which will positively contribute to the local commercial corridor. The building will be fully sprinkled. Permits list US Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $7.04 million.
The development, a sizable addition to the block, measures 32 feet wide and 102 feet deep. The structure rises 42 feet high to the main roof (46 feet high to the parapet and 52 feet high to the top of the pilot house); the extra height, in excess of the standard 38-foot limit applicable to the block, was made possible by the use of the low income density bonus, although the building did not use its full 45-foot height allowance that was permitted via the ordinance. The bonus also allowed for an inclusion of three extra residential units.