Norris Square


187 West Norris Street

Construction Complete at 187 West Norris Street in Norris Square

In August 2020, YIMBY reported that permits had been filed for a three-story, single-family rowhouse at 187 West Norris Street in Norris Square. Since that time, construction has been completed on the project. The structure replaces a vacant lot on the north side of the block between West Hancock and Palethorp streets. Designed by RKM Architects, the building spans 3,105 square feet (as per the permit) and features three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a basement, and a roof deck. Permits list Point Builders Design Concepts as the contractor.

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2045 North Second Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2022

Construction Complete at 2045 Lofts at 2045 North 2nd Street in Norris Square

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has confirmed that construction work is almost entirely complete at 2045 Lofts, a four-story, 18-unit mixed-use building at 2045 North 2nd Street in Norris Square. The property is situated on the east side of the block between West Norris and Diamond streets, around one short block to the southwest of Norris Square Park. Designed by Vincent Mancini, the structure spans 23,597 square feet and features ground-floor commercial space and elevator service. Permits list Green Tree Group Contracting as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.8 million.

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2000 North Front Street. Looking northwest. September 2021. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 21-Unit Building at 2000 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 2000 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The structure will rise at the northwest corner of Front and Norris streets, replacing a dilapidated and boarded-up three-story prewar building. The development will offer 22,992 square feet of interior space, which will include a commercial component. Features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will likely offer sweeping skyline views due to the structure’s relative prominence. Permits list Dr. Jerry Ginsberg as the owner, KCA Design Associates as the architect, and Tota Builders, Inc. [sic] as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $710,000.

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2034 North Front Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Eight-Unit Building at 2034 North Front Street in Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 2034 North Front Street in Kensington. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the west side of the block between West Norris Street and Diamond Street, next to the Market-Frankford Line el. The building will rise from a 1,700-square-foot footprint and will span 8,086 square feet of interior space, which translates to an average of around 1,000 square feet per apartment. The development will feature 540 square feet of ground-level retail and a cellar. The roof deck promises to offer views of the skyline. Permits list the Estate of Anna Reinman as the owner, Christopher Carickhoff as the design professional, and V2 Properties Construction Management LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $1.38 million.

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