Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

Box Factory Lofts at 31 East Columbia Avenue. Rendering credit: SITIO Architecture

Construction Nears Completion at The Box Factory Lofts at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is nearing completion at the eight-story, 63-unit Box Factory Lofts at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the structure expands the original Box Factory Lofts, a four-story prewar industrial building located at 21 East Columbia Avenue with 20 rental units. The new building will add 67,342 square of feet to the development and introduce a new shared lobby for the two structures, as well as a common courtyard. The new building will feature ground-level retail, elevator service, covered parking for ten cars (including three car share and one accessible space) and 30 bicycles, and a roof deck. Permits list Equinox Management and Construction as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $13 million.

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Rendering fo 2000-20 East Hagert Street. Credit: T + Associates.

Foundations Underway at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has observed that excavation work continues for a seven-story, 108-unit residential building at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington. The development is bound by East Hagert Street to the east, Emerald Street to the north, and East Boston Street to the west. Designed by T + Associates Architects, the structure will span 93,832 square feet and will feature 13 artist studios, underground parking for 19 cars, and space for 37 bicycles, as well as a green roof and a roof deck. Permits list Top Measure LLC as the contractor and list a construction cost of $7.4 million.

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2023 Abigail Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. May 2024

Construction Nears Completion at 2023 Abigail Street in Fishtown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is nearing completion at a three-story single-family rowhouse at 2023 Abigail Street in Fishtown. The new structure, built in tandem with several adjacent rowhouses, replace a vacant lot situated on the northeast side of the block between Coral Street and Amber Street. Designed by KJO Architecture, the structure will span 1,966 square feet and will feature a basement and a roof deck. Permits list Blue Line Construction as the contractor.

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

Construction Stalls at 2331-33 East York Street in Olde Richmond

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has observed that construction work appears to have stalled at a three-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 2331-33 East York Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington. The development stands on the east side of the block between Memphis Street and Cedar Street, just one lot south of the intersection of York and Memphis. Designed by Plato Marinakos, the building will hold commercial space (a restaurant, according to permits and the rendering) in the basement and on the first floor and four residential units above. The 7,400-square-foot structure will feature a roof deck, which, judging by the building’s height and lack of nearby obstructions, will offer decent views of the skyline. Permits list PASP LLC as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $500,000.

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1500 Germantown Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. May 2024

Construction Complete at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has confirmed that construction is complete at a three-story mixed-use development at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. The development rises from a vacant, wedge-shaped property situated at the northwest cornet of Germantown Avenue and Jefferson Street. Designed by Cheryl Poulos Architect, the building will span 5,359 square feet, which will include over 1,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space, a cellar, and a roof deck. Permits list Philly Parking Solutions as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $400,000.

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