Philadelphia YIMBY’s month-long First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, makes it past the one-third-of-the-way mark as it finds the neighborhood of Fishtown at the 20th place, with a total of 40 category tags. It is hardly surprising to see this well-known, long-running development hotspot among last year’s top 20 most frequently mentioned categories. If anything, it is impressive that the increasingly built-out neighborhood is still churning out new development at such a consistent rate even after more than twenty years of steady growth.
1130 North Delaware Avenue
A 10-story, 244-unit development is planned at 1130 North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. At the moment, a single-story furniture store with a large parking lot occupies the site, with minor demolition work observed at YIMBY’s recent site visit. Developed by Streamline and designed by Varenhorst Architects, the project will face the Delaware River across the avenue and will include parking for 49 vehicles and 102 bicycles, as well as public space on the west side of the building.
Delaware Avenue is a major thoroughfare running along the eponymous Delaware River (though certain sections feature different names). Large stretches of the street are either industrial, either presently or formerly, or largely suburban, with massive shopping centers and parking lots, though the city has long planned> to transform it into a dense urban corridor. Now, these dreams appear on the verge of becoming a reality, with a large number of proposals planned for the avenue. Some could be very far out, though others may see a shovel in the ground before the leaves turn. YIMBY takes you on a tour of all of the biggest proposed developments.