Philly YIMBY recently shared new site plans and renderings for Torresdale Manor Residences, a townhouse development planned at 3600 Grant Avenue in the Academy Gardens section of Torresdale, Northeast Philadelphia. Designed by Abitare Design Studio, the project will rise at the former site of a once-renown aquatic center, shuttered after a devastating 2017 fire. The proposal includes 30 single-family residences, a new roadway, and a nature trail along the adjacent Byberry Creek. Today we take an in-depth look at the development and the insight it offers into incorporation of positive, pedestrian-friendly elements into otherwise car-oriented master plans.
Abitare Design Studio
A set of updated plans and renderings has been released for Torresdale Manor Residences, a townhouse development proposed at 3600 Grant Avenue in Torresdale, Northeast Philadelphia. Designed by Abitare Design Studio, the project will consist of 30 residences, a new roadway, and a green trail along the Byberry Creek that runs through an adjacent golf club. Each townhouse will rise three stories plus a finished basement, and will include three bedrooms and two parking spaces.
Construction is underway at The Views at Penn Treaty at 1143-51 North Delaware Avenue, a residential development in Fishtown, Kensington, consisting of 19 luxury townhouses sited on the Delaware River waterfront. Each of the townhouses rises four stories plus an upper level with two roof decks and a pilot house. The development ranks among the city’s most luxurious real estate offerings. According to the official website, prices begin at roughly $1.9 million. The townhouses will span from 3,966 to 5,500 square feet and will feature three to five bedrooms, private elevators, two-car garages, and private access to adjacent Penn Treaty Park. Gotham Bedrock, LLC and The Cohen Team at Keller Williams Philadelphia are the developers behind the project, with Abitare Design Studio as the architect.
Developer Shovel Ready LLC and architect Abitare Design Studio are planning to transform an overgrown vacant lot at 1121 North Delaware Avenue into Pier Village, a 116-unit, multi-building residential complex. The site is located on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown, Kensington, between the Rivers Casino Philadelphia to the south and Penn Treaty Park less than half a block to the north. The development will consist of two mid-rise apartment buildings, one with 53 and another with 35 units, and 28 rowhouses, each rising four stories tall.