701-19 East Girard Avenue

Rendering of 701-19 East Girard Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects.

A Detailed Look at the 53-Unit Building Planned at 701 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Earlier this month, Philadelphia YIMBY visited the site of a four-story, 53-unit apartment building proposed at 701 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The building, also known under its full address of 701-19 East Girard Avenue, will replace a small strip mall at the northeast corner of East Girard Avenue and East Berks Street. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by OCF Realty, with OCF Construction as the contractor, the structure will span 58,260 square feet and feature 7,817 square feet of ground-level commercial space, elevator service, a fitness center, bicycle storage, full sprinkling, a 10,999-square-foot green roof, and a 1,855-square-foot roof deck. Permits list the construction cost at $9.3 million. Today we take a closer look at the proposal and its positive impact on the neighborhood, and share schematics for the dome-topped, 17-story hotel proposed at the site in 2014.

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Rendering of 701-19 East Girard Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Construction Pending at 53-Unit Building at 701 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY revealed no signs of demolition or construction work at the site of a four-story, 53-unit apartment building proposed at 701 East Girard Avenue (also known as 701-19 East Girard Avenue) in Fishtown, Kensington. The development will replace a strip mall at the northeast corner of East Girard Avenue and East Berks Street. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by OCF Realty, the structure will span 58,260 square feet and feature 7,817 square feet of ground-level commercial space, elevator service, full sprinkling, a 10,999-square-foot green roof, and a 1,855-square-foot roof deck. Permits list Mina R. and Rijendrakumar B. Adhuria as the owners, OCF Construction as the contractor, and a construction cost of $9.3 million.

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Rendering of 701-19 East Girard Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Permits Issued for 53-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 701-19 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 53-unit multi-family building at 701-19 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will rise four stories tall and will hold commercial space on the ground floor. In total, there will be 58,260 square feet of space situated within the building. Construction costs are estimated at $9.3 million.

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