Kensington

31 East Columbia Avenue. Rendering credit: SITIO Architecture + Urbanism

Permits Issued for 63-Unit Building at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of an eight-story, 63-unit mixed-use building at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the building will feature total 67,342 square feet of floor area, commercial space on the ground floor as well as nine off-street parking spaces will also be included with the project, of which one will be accessible and three reserved for car sharing. A total of 30 bicycle spaces will also be included. Construction costs are estimated at $13,000,000.

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2500 North Mascher Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 14-Unit Building at 2500 North Mascher Street in West Kensington

The ongoing urban revival continues in West Kensington with a permit issue for a four-story, 14-unit residential building at 2500 North Mascher Street. The development will replace a vacant lot at the northwest corner of North Mascher and West Cumberland streets, and will likely extend across the block to Mutter Street to the west. The building will span a 2,867-square-foot ground footprint and hold 14,337 square feet of interior space, which averages to just over 1,000 square feet per typical unit. The project will feature a cellar, full sprinkling, and roof decks, which promise sweeping skyline vistas due to the building’s prominence above the surroundings. Permits list Laurie Korbin and Erika D. Millman-White as owners, Nicholas Coluter of KCA Design Associates as the design professional, and LNHA New Homes LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $1.5 million.

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315 West Berks Street. Looking north. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot situated on the north side of the block between North Orianna Street and North 4th Street. The structure will span a 1,026-square-foot ground footprint and will contain 3,787 square feet of interior space, which gives an average of just over 1,200 square feet per apartment. Building features will include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer unobstructed views in most directions. Permits list Jessie Claus as the owner, David McArthur as the design professional, and GTMO Development LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $250,000.

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1148-62 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: OOMBRA Architects

Renderings revealed for 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Renderings have been revealed for a 60-unit mixed-use development at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. The development will entail the renovation of a historic bank building, as well as a new five-story structure on the remainder of the site. A 2,600-square-foot commercial space will be located on the ground floor, while the upper floors will hold 12 studios, 32 one-bedroom apartments, and 16 two-bedrooms. The complex will feature spaces for 20 cars and 20 bicycles. A roof deck and green roof will be located atop the building, with an additional 450-square-foot deck situated on the second floor.

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1131-39 North Front Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 47-Unit Building at 1131-39 North Front Street in Northern Liberties

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 47-unit building at 1131-39 North Front Street, at the junction of Northern Liberties and Fishtown. The building will be situated on the east side of the block between West Wildey Street and Girard Avenue, just to the south of the Girard Avenue Station on the Market-Frankford Line. The structure will span a ground footprint of 10,200 square feet and will contain 32,223 square feet of interior space, translating into just under 700 square feet per average unit, and will include ground-level commercial space. Building features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer ample views of the neighborhood’s rapidly growing skyline. Permits list Front Street Two LLC as the owner, Brian Phillips as the design professional, and Callahan & Ward Properties LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $5.4 million.

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