Developer Shovel Ready LLC and architect Abitare Design Studio are planning to transform an overgrown vacant lot at 1121 North Delaware Avenue into Pier Village, a 116-unit, multi-building residential complex. The site is located on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown, Kensington, between the Rivers Casino Philadelphia to the south and Penn Treaty Park less than half a block to the north. The development will consist of two mid-rise apartment buildings, one with 53 and another with 35 units, and 28 rowhouses, each rising four stories tall.
A 10-story, 244-unit development is planned at 1130 North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. At the moment, a single-story furniture store with a large parking lot occupies the site, with minor demolition work observed at YIMBY’s recent site visit. Developed by Streamline and designed by Varenhorst Architects, the project will face the Delaware River across the avenue and will include parking for 49 vehicles and 102 bicycles, as well as public space on the west side of the building.
The densification of Fishtown continues with a seven-story, 36-unit residential building proposed at 1321-1325 North Front Street. Permits indicate that the development will include ground-level commercial space. In order to satisfy parking requirements, three off-site parking spaces will be situated at the parking lot across the street. East Columbia and Memphis A. is the listed owner.
Permits have been issued for a five-story mixed-use structure with ground-floor commercial space and 21 residential units at 2046-50 Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The site sits between Frankford Avenue and Amber Street. The structure will be constructed on a footprint of 5,000 square feet and include 21,168 square feet of interior space. Seven bike spaces will be included for residents. Ambit Architecture is the project designer. Grit Construction is the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $2.75 million.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a multi-family building at 2966 Richmond Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The property is located a block between Ann Street and East Indiana Avenue. The building will span a 2,400-square-foot footprint. At the end of last year, permits were filed for the demolition of the three-story residential structure that is currently on site will go under full demolition and the building will soon be completely demolished. The property is owned by 2966 Richmond Associates. The contractor listed for the demolition work is Mangual Demolition Inc.