Fishtown

1868-74 Frankford Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2022

Construction Nearly Complete at 1868-74 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Construction work is largely finished at a five-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 1868-74 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The building rises on a lot bound by Frankford Avenue to the east, East Norris Street to the north, and Blair Street to the west. Designed by Paul Drzal, the structure spans 42,000 square feet and offers a ground-level fresh market and adjacent retail space (which also extends to the cellar), elevator service, full sprinkling, and eight off-street bicycle parking spaces. Permits list Bridesburg Properties LLC as the owner and Your Best Choice Construction LLC as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $850,000.

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Rendering of 2401-05 Frankford Avenue. Credit: Ambit Architecture.

Construction Underway at 2401 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that substantial construction progress has been made on a four-story, 15-unit apartment building at 2401 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The 14,560-square-foot structure rises from the east side of the intersection of Frankford Avenue, Trenton Avenue, and East York Street (which was recently converted into a traffic circle), where its sharply-angled site gives it a distinctive “flatiron” shape. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Philly Capital Group, the development will feature ground-floor commercial space (primarily along Frankford Avenue), a basement, full sprinkling, balconies in select units, and a green roof spanning at least 60 percent of the rooftop. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.05 million.

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Rendering of 1359 Frankford Avenue. Credit: NORR.

1359 Frankford Avenue Goes Before Civic Design Review in Fishtown

A mixed-use development proposed at 1359 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown is going before the Civic Design Review. Designed by NORR, the building will rise four stories tall, with three commercial spaces on the ground floor/basement level along the Frankford Avenue side of the building. The upper floors will hold 61 apartments. There will not be any parking included with he development, though the project will include space for 21 bicycles.

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Rendering of 1120 Frankford Avenue. Credit: BLT Architects.

1120 Frankford Avenue Goes Before Civic Design Review In Fishtown

A new mixed-use development called The Frankford, which is proposed at 1120 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington, is going before the Civic Design Review. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by US Construction, the new building will rise five stories tall. On the ground floor, there will be 7,166 square feet of commercial space. The building will yield 150 residential units, spanning 83,372 square feet of space. There will not be any car parking included with the project, but the building will offer space for 50 bicycles.

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2000 North Front Street. Looking northwest. September 2021. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 21-Unit Building at 2000 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 2000 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The structure will rise at the northwest corner of Front and Norris streets, replacing a dilapidated and boarded-up three-story prewar building. The development will offer 22,992 square feet of interior space, which will include a commercial component. Features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will likely offer sweeping skyline views due to the structure’s relative prominence. Permits list Dr. Jerry Ginsberg as the owner, KCA Design Associates as the architect, and Tota Builders, Inc. [sic] as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $710,000.

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