Rendering of Northbank. Credit: ISA Architects.

Construction Advances at Northbank at 2001 Beach Street in Fishtown

Recently Philly YIMBY visited Northbank, a 491-unit development rising at 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 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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Rendering of 1601 Frankford Avenue.

Construction Advances at The Skylar at 1601 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted further construction progress at The Skylar, a three-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 1601 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Stamm Development Group, the building rises at an oblique corner of Frankford Avenue and East Oxford Street and will span 5,910 square feet, which will include ground-floor commercial space, a cellar, and a roof deck. Construction costs are listed at $1.15 million.

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500-15 East Tioga Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

Renovation Underway at 500-15 East Tioga Street, Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has discovered that renovation work is nearly complete at a three-story adaptive reuse development at 500-15 East Tioga Street (aka 500 East Tioga Street) in Kensington. The project consists of renovating a long-vacant industrial structure, situated on the block between East Ontario and East Tioga streets, into a 69,600-square-foot artist studio and artisan-industrial facility with 69 units, parking, and full sprinkling. Permits list Metropolitan Contracting as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.5 million.

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Rendering of 2204-14 East Allegheny Avenue. Credit: VDC Studio.

Construction Anticipated at 2204-14 East Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond, Kensington

Last October, YIMBY shared a series of renderings for a multi-building, 189-unit development proposed at 2204-14 East Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond, Kensington. Designed by VBC Studio, the complex will span 146,032 square feet and include a six-story apartment building, 70 townhouses, 17,710 square feet of retail, and 87 parking spaces. Although construction permits have not yet issued, a zoning permit issued in March, which calls for splitting the site into two parcels, indicates that activity is still ongoing on the project. Recently YIMBY visited the site to check out its pre-development condition.

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2500 North Mascher Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

Construction Underway at 2500 North Mascher Street in West Kensington

Last October, YIMBY shared that permits were issued for a four-story, 14-unit residential building at 2500 North Mascher Street in West Kensington. Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that, more than half a year later, construction is well underway on the project, which replaces a vacant lot at the northwest corner of North Mascher and West Cumberland streets. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the structure rises from a 2,867-square-foot footprint and spans 14,337 square feet, which averages to just over 1,000 square feet per apartment. The development will feature a cellar, full sprinkling, and roof decks, which promise sweeping skyline vistas due to the building’s prominence. Permits list LNHA New Homes as the contractor and a construction cost of $1.5 million.

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