No progress has been made yet at 200 Race Street in the Old City section of Center City, where a six-story, 49-unit mixed-use building was proposed some time ago. YIMBY last reported on the development September 2020. Although we were excited by the attractive, high-density development designed by Ambit Architecture, in the year-plus span that has passed since, no permits have been filed for neither demolition nor new construction. As expected, our recent site visit also revealed no activity at the site, with the two single-story retail structures still standing, although both appear to be shuttered and vacant.
Steel framing is underway at 1408-18 East Oxford Street, a four-story multi-family building rising in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the buildings will hold 42,211 square feet of space and 42 residential units. There will also be 32 parking spaces included within the structure to serve building residents. Construction cost is estimated at $5.25 million.
Foundation work is making steady progress at Oxford Row, a townhouse development rising at 1408-18 East Oxford Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the development will add seven new homes to the neighborhood, each rising four stories tall. A small drive aisle will cut the row into two parts, allowing for access to a small parking lot that will provide spaces for residents.
Excavation work is making steady progress at The Skylar, a mixed-use development underway at 1601 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Stamm Development Group, the new building will stand three stories tall, span 5,910 square feet, and feature ground-floor commercial space, four residential unit, a cellar, and a roof deck. In total, the building is expected to cost an estimated $1.15 million.
Construction work is nearly complete at the five-story, 28-unit rental building at 171 West Berks Street in Norris Square. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the building will feature ground-level retail and residential amenities such as a fitness center, bicycle storage, and nine parking spaces. The roof deck will offer a lounge area, a dog park, yoga space, and sweeping skyline views. At the moment, the structure appears effectively finished, although the ground-level retail space has not yet opened.