Last November, Philadelphia YIMBY reported that permits were issued for a six-story mixed-use building with ground-level retail and 107 residential units at 23 West Girard Avenue in Olde Kensington. Our recent site visit discovered no signs of demolition nor construction at the property, with the 7-11 convenience store currently sited at the property still apparently in operation. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by Girard Real Estate LLC, the project will span 104,160 square feet and will feature parking for 28 cars and 47 bicycles, full sprinkling, and a roof deck, which, given the building’s future prominence over the surroundings, will likely offer panoramic views of the Center City skyline. Permits list Benchmark Construction Group Inc. as the contractor and a construction cost of $21.5 million.
23 West Girard Avenue
Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story mixed-use building at 23 West Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by JKRP Architects, the new building will feature 107 residential units, with a roof deck situated atop the structure. The basement will hold parking for 28 cars and 47 bicycles. In total, the building will contain 104,160 Square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $21.5 million.
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.
A recent Civic Design Review has revealed new renderings are out for 23 West Girard Avenue, a mixed-use development proposed in Fishtown, Kensington. Upon completion, the building will rise six stories tall with 5,406 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The upper floors of the building will host 107 residential units, which will occupy the vast majority of the 104,160 square foot building. The building will also offer a 6,000 square foot roof deck which will likely offer sweeping skyline views. There will be 29 parking spaces included with three for electric vehicles and one as a car share spot. JKRP Architects designed the building.