Girard Avenue

17 West Girard Street prior to demolition. Looking north. August 2021. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 17 West Girard Avenue in Fishtown

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit apartment building at 17 West Girard Street in Fishtown. The development will replace a three-story rowhouse on the north side of the block between Frankford Avenue and Leopard Street. Designed by Gnome Architects, the building will feature ground floor commercial space, a cellar, and multiple roof decks. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor.

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Rendering of 701-19 East Girard Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects.

A Detailed Look at the 53-Unit Building Planned at 701 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Earlier this month, Philadelphia YIMBY visited the site of a four-story, 53-unit apartment building proposed at 701 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The building, also known under its full address of 701-19 East Girard Avenue, will replace a small strip mall at the northeast corner of East Girard Avenue and East Berks Street. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by OCF Realty, with OCF Construction as the contractor, the structure will span 58,260 square feet and feature 7,817 square feet of ground-level commercial space, elevator service, a fitness center, bicycle storage, full sprinkling, a 10,999-square-foot green roof, and a 1,855-square-foot roof deck. Permits list the construction cost at $9.3 million. Today we take a closer look at the proposal and its positive impact on the neighborhood, and share schematics for the dome-topped, 17-story hotel proposed at the site in 2014.

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The Bordeaux at 2600 West Girard Avenue. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture

Facade Rises at The Bordeaux in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

In April of last year, YIMBY reported foundation work is underway at The Bordeaux, a five-story mixed-use building at 2600 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Since that time, construction has made significant progress. Our recent site visit has revealed that the structure has been topped out and a red brick facade is steadily climbing up the structure’s exterior. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by the Argo Property Group, with Tester Construction Group as the contractor, the building rises at the southwest corner of Girard Avenue and North 26th Street and will span 17,365 square feet, which will include a 3,500-square-foot ground-level retail space and 16 residential units. Permits list a construction cost of $2.75 million.

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2630 West Girard Avenue. Looking southeast from Girard Avenue. Credit: ISA

Construction Imminent at 160-Unit Complex at 2360 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Last October, Philly YIMBY reported that permits were issued for a five-story, 54-unit apartment building that is a part of a 160-unit residential complex proposed at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Nearly five months later, our recent site visit has revealed that no construction has yet taken place. However, a portion of the site has been cleared, and construction machinery indicates that excavation may start in the near future. Our prediction is further supported by the fact that permits have also been issued for the remaining structures planned at the site at the end of last year. Designed by ISA and developed by ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward (which will also act as the contractor), the development, located under the full address of 2630-38 West Girard Avenue, will consist of the aforementioned apartment building next to two rows of quadruplex units, and will feature 9,300 square feet of ground-level retail along Girard Avenue.

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Rendering of 922-38 North Broad Street. Credit: Coscia Moos Architecture.

A Detailed Overview of the 196-Unit Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 922 North Broad Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Over the course of the past year, Philly YIMBY featured sustained coverage of the seven-story mixed-use building planned at 922 North Broad Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia, and with good reason. Also known under its full address of 922-38 North Broad Street, the structure will rise on the southwest corner of North Broad Street and West Girard Avenue, two of the most important thoroughfares in Lower North Philadelphia, bringing 19,954 square feet of retail and 196 residential units to a subway- and trolley-adjacent site formerly occupied by a suburban-styled pharmacy. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the structure will span 176,679 square feet and sport a distinctive multi-colored facade and a green roof. Permits list Ferraro Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $20 million. Today YIMBY takes a detailed look at this centrally-located, transit-adjacent development.

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