314 South 46th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Construction Complete at Shepherd Lofts at 314 South 46th Street in Cedar Park, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has confirmed that construction work has been completed at Shepherd Lofts, a four-story, 25-unt residential renovation project at 314 South 46th Street in Garden CourtWest Philadelphia. Designed by Interface Studio Architects (ака ISA), the project transforms the prewar building of the Good Shepherd Community Church, situated on the west side of the block between Spruce and Pine streets, into residential space, and adds a new four-story structure in its former courtyard. The development spans 17,768 square feet, of which 7,743 square feet are identified as a new addition. Permits list the Ferraro Construction Group as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $2 million.

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Rendering of Northbank. Credit: ISA Architects.

Renderings Revealed for Northbank Expansion in Fishtown

Renderings and new plan details have been revealed for the expansion of Northbank in Fishtown. Designed by ISA, the plan will feature 120 new townhomes, 50 new duplexes holding 100 residential units, and a four-story mixed-use building will containing 80 units as well as the new neighborhood’s first retail component spanning 5,000 square feet. In total, there will 300 new residential units and 417 parking spaces included to serve these homes, with 329 in garages and 88 open-air spaces.

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Rendering of 650 Fairmount Avenue. Credit: ISA Architects.

Permits Issued for 404-Unit Development at 650 Fairmount Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a massive multi-family development planned at 650 Fairmount Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by ISA Architects, the complex will contain a total of 407 residential units, 60 of which will be affordable, situated within two large apartment buildings and a series of townhouses. The apartment buildings will each rise six stories tall. The first will hold 231,346 square feet of interior space with 207 residences and a roof deck, and will cost $17.6 million to build. The second building offer 90 units, with 97,475 square feet of interior space and a construction cost estimated at $7.1 million. Also included in the development will be 21 single-family homes, 28 duplexes, and 10 triplexes, all available for sale. The complex will offer parking for 221 cars and 111 bicycles.

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

Permits Issued for 54-Unit Building at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 54-unit residential building at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Designed by ISA and developed by ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward, the structure, located under the full address of 2630-38 West Girard Avenue, is part of a larger complex that will also include 104 additional units sited within four-story winds along Taney and North 27th streets (not covered in the current permit), bringing the total residence count to 160.

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Rendering of Northbank. Credit: ISA.

Revised Design Revealed For Northbank In Fishtown

A new design is coming to the Civic Design Review for Northbank, a massive development being constructed at 2001 Beach Street in Fishtown. YIMBY has recently shared an update on the first phase of towhouse construction, showing the section closest to the Delaware River underway. However, the other major portion of the property on the far side from the river has remained idle, awaiting finalized plans. Now, it appears that an updated design may be coming to fruition. Northbank will now offer 491 residential units, with a mix of 387 single-family townhomes and 104 duplex units. A total of 781 parking spaces will be included, of which 199 will be located outdoors. ISA remains the architectural firm behind the project.

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