Articles by Colin LeStourgeon

Northbank at 2001 Beach Street. Credit: ISA Architects

Northbank, an 897-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Development, is Underway in Fishtown, Kensington

Developers Concordia Group and D3 Development have begun to construct Northbank, a massive, 897-unit development at 2001 Beach Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by ISA Architects, the master-planned community will span a 25-acre parcel on the Delaware River waterfront near the border of Fishtown and Olde Kensington. The project will include ground floor retail space and 539 apartments within two large multi-family buildings, 254 townhouses, and 104 stacked condos coming in the form of duplexes. The development is already underway, with paving of streets and home construction and sales.

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Construction Progresses at 3200 Capri Drive, an 80-Unit Residential Complex in Packer Park, South Philadelphia

Construction is progressing rapidly at 3200 Capri Drive, a residential complex consisting of four detached multi-family buildings in Packer Park, South Philadelphia. Each building will stand four floors tall and hold 20 residential units, with five units on each floor. Each building will yield 31,000 square feet of space and cost $1.5 million for construction. Packer Park Partnership LLC is the developer of the project, and Insite Construction Inc is the contractor.

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3151 Market Rendering with JFK Towers in background via Brandywine Realty

New Renderings Revealed for Schuylkill Yards in University City, West Philadelphia

New renderings have been revealed for the Schuylkill Yards megadevelopment situated on the western bank of the Schuylkill River in University City in West Philadelphia. The project has been in planning for years, and construction has finished on the Bulletin Building as well as Drexel Square, the first phase and center point for the development. Earlier this year, construction timelines have been announced for three more proposed towers. Now, developer Brandywine Realty has unveiled more renderings with updated designs.

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1525 North American Street via HDO Architecture.

110-Unit Development Proposed at 1525 North American Street in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of 1525 North American Street, a six-story, 110-unit residential project proposed in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia. Developed by Six Acre Capital in collaboration with design architect Leong Leong and architect of record Harman Deutsch Architecture, the building will feature retail at the ground floor, as well as parking for 23 vehicles and 51 bicycles. The property is located on the east side of the block between Jefferson Street and West Oxford Street.

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1300 Fairmount Avenue Nears Completion in Poplar, North Philadelphia

Completion nears at 1300 Fairmount Avenue, a 185-foot-tall, 14-story mixed-use development located in Spring Garden, North Philadelphia. The high-rise structure contains 625,000 square feet and will include a 58,700-square-foot Aldi supermarket, a 12,000-square-foot preschool, 487 apartments, and 287 parking spaces. RAL Development is the developer and Cope Linder Architects is the project designer. At the moment, construction is nearly finished at both the exterior and the landscaping.

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