Philadelphia YIMBY’s month-long First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, makes it past the one-third-of-the-way mark as it finds the neighborhood of Fishtown at the 20th place, with a total of 40 category tags. It is hardly surprising to see this well-known, long-running development hotspot among last year’s top 20 most frequently mentioned categories. If anything, it is impressive that the increasingly built-out neighborhood is still churning out new development at such a consistent rate even after more than twenty years of steady growth.
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.