Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

2046-50 East Lehigh Avenue. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture

Construction Nears Completion at 2046-50 East Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction continues to make progress at 2046-50 Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The building, located on the southwest side of the block between between Frankford Avenue and Amber Street, will rise five stories and feature ground-floor commercial space as well as 21 residential units. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the structure will span 21,168 square feet and will feature parking for seven bicycles. Permits list Grit Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.75 million.

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2240 Frankford Avenue. Building elevation along East Dauphin Street. Credit: Mt. Alto Design + Drafting via the City of Philadelphia

Excavation Underway at 2240 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that excavation is underway for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use development at 2240 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. The project borders Frankford Avenue to the south, Trenton Avenue to the north, and East Dauphin Street to the east. Designed by Mt. Alto Design + Drafting, the building will offer commercial space at the ground floor and balconies in select units. Permits list Kaps Construction as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $450,000.

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700-30 Delaware Avenue and 711-35 North Front Street. Credit: JKRP Architects

Site Prep Underway at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY recent site visit to the half-million-square-foot, 488-unit mixed-use complex planned at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue on the Delaware River waterfront in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, has discoverer that site prep is currently underway. Designed by JKRP Architects, the complex will consist of two seven-story buildings, one spanning the east half of the lot at 700-30 North Delaware Avenue and another to the west at 711-35 North Front Street, with a retail-fronted pedestrian promenade between the two offering public space.

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Rendering of 2331-33 East York Street via Nochumson P.C.

Site Cleared at 2331-33 East York Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has observed that a construction site has been cleared for the construction of 2331-33 East York Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington, where a three-story rowhouse and an adjacent fenced-in lot are slated to be replaced by a three-story mixed-use building. The building will hold commercial space in the basement and at the first floor (which will house a restaurant, according to both permits and the rendering) and four residential units on the floors above. The 7,400-square-foot structure will feature full sprinkling and a roof deck, which, judging by the building’s height and lack of nearby obstructions, will offer decent views of the skyline. Permits list Plato Marinakos as the design professional, PASP LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $500,000.

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1700 North Front Street. Credit: NORR

Excavation Underway at 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has observed that excavation work has started at the site of a five-story, 204-unit development proposed at 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown. Following a gradual arrival of construction equipment onto the site, excavators have recently begun to tear up the blacktop of the block-spanning parking lot that spans the large site bound by the elevated-train-capped Front Street to the east, Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the south, Hope Street to the west, and Palmer Street to the north. Designed by NORR, the 172,844-square-foot structure will hold 123,218 square feet of residential space and 16,429 square feet of retail. The residential component will consist of 28 studios, 141 one-bedroom units, 35 two-bedroom apartments, and a 5,264-square-foot amenity suite. The development will also feature 70 bicycle parking spaces.

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