Kensington

315 West Berks Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. September 2022

Construction Anticipated at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed no signs of construction at the site of a three-story, three-unit residential building proposed at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square. 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 specified at $250,000.

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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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