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.
Delaware River waterfront
The Penn’s Landing redevelopment plan, revealed last month ago as a winner of a major planning competition, will bring dramatic change to the Delaware River waterfront with a total of 3.6 million square feet of floor space. Developed by The Durst Organization, the project is also slated to bring a 11.5-acre park that will connect the I-95 Park to Penn’s Landing, with green space built atop new platforms over the Delaware Expressway. Two large lots of land will be redeveloped to bring a total of 15 buildings, with the southern portion featuring high-rises up to around 300 feet in height and the towers in the northern portion rising up to around 700 feet. The project will bring 1,834 residential units to the eastern edge of Center City. Philadelphia YIMBY’s exclusive set of concept massings display the impact the development will have on the skyline about eight years from now when the project anticipates completion.
Philadelphia-based JKRP Architects have recently submitted a Civic Design Review presentation that illustrates the proposed mixed-use complex at 700-730 Delaware Avenue in the Northern Liberties neighborhood in North Philadelphia, near the Delaware River waterfront. The complex consists of two seven-story buildings, 700-730 Delaware Avenue and 711-735 Front Street, containing retail and parking on the lower floors, with residences above.