In recent years, Fishtown and greater Kensington have seen an increase in real estate development, which continues in recent months with a string of permit filings, as tracked by Philly YIMBY. While the majority of the projects involve ground-up construction, One of the neighborhood’s largest ongoing developments refurbishes the Harbisons Dairy, a local landmark located at 2041-2055 Coral Street. SgRA Architects are in charge of the design for the historically-protected building into a 55 apartments, extending the structure by two stories, and preserving and repainting the Harbisons Dairy milk bottle, a water tower that doubles as a local skyline icon.
Permits have been filed for the construction of nine single-family structures at 2001-2013 Abigail Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The September filing follows a July permit to create nine lots from six lots spanning a large vacant site at the corner of Abigail Street and Coral Street. The buildings, located on parcels G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, and O will span from footprints ranging from 546 to 763 square feet. Each building will include a roof deck. Buildings on sites J through K will also feature larger footprints (741 to 763 square feet), parking garages, and second-story decks in the rear. CCD 105 LLC is the listed owner for the combined site.
The neighborhood of Norris Square in North Philadelphia is seeing a climb in the amount of proposed development. At 1700-30 North Howard Street, a new proposal will rise from the corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and North Howard Street near Fishtown. The 91,230-square-foot structure will incorporate an industrial pre-war façade and a new six-story addition, with a total of 3,850 square feet of commercial space and 87,650 square feet of residential space including amenities. The building will include 110 residential units and 35 parking spaces. The development will be a substantial addition to the generally low- and mid-rise neighborhood.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 1238 North Howard Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The building will feature a roof deck and will not exceed 48 feet in height, including the roof access pilot house. Maher Abdelaal is the listed design professional and Katz Deborah Grossberg and Phillips Brain Denny are the listed owners.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 2327 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The new building will include a cellar, a commercial space on the ground floor, two residences on the floors above, a rear deck at the second story, and a roof deck at the top. The overall structure, including the roof access pilot house, is not to exceed 48 feet in height. The property is under the ownership of Kazantzis Athena.