Permits have been issued for the construction of an eight-story, 63-unit mixed-use building at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the building will feature total 67,342 square feet of floor area, commercial space on the ground floor as well as nine off-street parking spaces will also be included with the project, of which one will be accessible and three reserved for car sharing. A total of 30 bicycle spaces will also be included. Construction costs are estimated at $13,000,000.
A nine-unit townhouse complex is nearing the final stages of construction at 2001-13 Abigail Street in Fishtown. Designed by Gnome Architects and developed by Catalyst City Development, the complex will feature a refined red brick facade that echoes classic Philadelphia rowhouses, combined with large modern windows with industrial-style black trim. Each townhouse will feature a private roof deck, and some will include private parking.
Renderings have been revealed for a 60-unit mixed-use development at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. The development will entail the renovation of a historic bank building, as well as a new five-story structure on the remainder of the site. A 2,600-square-foot commercial space will be located on the ground floor, while the upper floors will hold 12 studios, 32 one-bedroom apartments, and 16 two-bedrooms. The complex will feature spaces for 20 cars and 20 bicycles. A roof deck and green roof will be located atop the building, with an additional 450-square-foot deck situated on the second floor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 47-unit building at 1131-39 North Front Street, at the junction of Northern Liberties and Fishtown. The building will be situated on the east side of the block between West Wildey Street and Girard Avenue, just to the south of the Girard Avenue Station on the Market-Frankford Line. The structure will span a ground footprint of 10,200 square feet and will contain 32,223 square feet of interior space, translating into just under 700 square feet per average unit, and will include ground-level commercial space. Building features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer ample views of the neighborhood’s rapidly growing skyline. Permits list Front Street Two LLC as the owner, Brian Phillips as the design professional, and Callahan & Ward Properties LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $5.4 million.
Another day, another new building is set to rise Front Street. Permits have been issued for the construction of a 35-unit multi-family dwelling at 2043-51 North Front Street in Fishtown. Designed by CANNOdesign, the building will rise six stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor and 35 bicycle spaces, providing a 1:1 ratio of bike spaces to units that will help encourage green forms of transportation. Tester Construction is listed as the contractor.