Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

1601 Frankford Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. March 2023

Construction Complete at The Skylar at 1601 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has confirmed that construction work has been completed at The Skylar, a three-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 1601 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Stamm Development Group, the building stands at an oblique corner of Frankford Avenue and East Oxford Street and will span 5,910 square feet, which will include ground-floor commercial space, a cellar, and a roof deck. Construction costs are listed at $1.15 million.

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1701 Fairmount Avenue. Rendering credit: Tester Construction Group

Construction Underway at 1701 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed significant construction progress at a four-story mixed-use development at 1701 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, Lower North Philadelphia. The property is located at the northwest corner of Fairmount Avenue and North 17th StreetDesigned by Marshall Sabatini and developed by MM Partners, the project will feature 24 apartments, two commercial spaces, and roof decks. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $5.3 million.

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31 East Columbia Avenue. Rendering credit: SITIO Architecture + Urbanism

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

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted that construction has made significant progress at Box Factory Lofts, an eight-story, 63-unit apartment building at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the building is an expansion for the existing Box Factory Lofts, a four-story prewar industrial building located at 21 East Columbia Avenue, which houses 20 rental units. The new building will contribute 67,342 square of feet of space to the development and will introduce a new shared lobby to be shared by the two structures, as well as a common residential courtyard. The new building will feature ground-level retail, elevator service, full sprinkling, 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 specify a construction cost of $13 million.

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1118 North Front Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. March 2023

Steel Rises at 1118 North Front Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction has risen above the street level 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.

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1148-62 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: OOMBRA Architects

Construction Progresses at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction continues to make progress at a five-story, 59-unit mixed-use development proposed at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington, as our recent site visit shows. Also known under its full address of 1148-62 Frankford Avenue, the project will span 42,100 square feet and will include a renovation and retail conversion of the 19th-century Kensington National Bank as well as construction of a five-story apartment building at the site of the bank’s parking lot. The Wells Fargo Bank branch currently situated in the existing building will be relocated to the new structure. Designed by OOMBRA Architects, the development will include 20 parking spaces for commercial customers, elevator service for residents, 20 bicycle spaces, and a roof deck. Permits list Wells Fargo Bank as the owner and Reed St. Builders LLC, and a construction cost of $9.25 million.

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