Renderings have been revealed for a new mixed-use development located at 1212-16 North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by Gnome Architects, the new building will rise seven stories, with one commercial space in the ground floor spanning 1,140 square feet. A total of 62 residential units throughout the rest of the building, occupying 48,700 square feet. The development will include parking for 13 cars (though 11 of these will be off-site) and 21 bicycles. Gnome Architects is the firm behind the project’s design.
The new building will feature an attractive exterior which will provide a great visual improvement to this stretch of Delaware Avenue. The facade will be comprised of a variety of materials, though brick will serve the most prominent role, as it covers the entirety of the bottom three floors and rises the full height at the southern end of the structure. For the remaining portion of the exterior, gray metal paneling will take on a dominant role, coating the building’s upper floors. Windows will alternate in size and location, creating a modern look which could provide an interesting design element.
The new building is replacing a blighted, underused commercial building. Formerly, the structure was home to a furniture store, though that era in the building’s history has since passed. The structure, which includes an old rowhome which nears no resemblance to its original form, is covered in white stucco which has dirtied over the years, with very few windows.