1700 North Front Street. Credit: NORR

Development Anticipated at 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown

Last August, YIMBY shared renderings for a five-story, 204-unit development proposed at 1700 North Front Street in FishtownKensington. More than half a year later, no construction permits have yet been filed nor has any construction activity taken place, as confirmed by our recent site visit. Designed by NORR, the 172,844-square-foot building will offer 123,218 square feet of residential space, which will be split between 28 studios, 141 one-bedroom units, 35 two-bedroom apartments, and a 5,264-square-foot amenity suite. The project will also feature 16,429 square feet of retail and parking for 70 bicycles.

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1600 North Front Street. Rendering credit: KJO Architecture

Construction Progresses at 1600 North Front Street in Fishtown

Construction continues to progress at a five-story, 38-unit mixed-use building at 1600 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The project is situated at the northwest corner of North Front Street and West Oxford Street, next to the elevated Market-Frankford Street Line, and extends through the block to Hope Street to the west. Designed by KJO Architecture, the development will feature ground-floor retail, a 12-car garage, two elevators, and a roof deck. As of today, the building’s structural frame has been completed, though its paneled black and white facade remains to be installed.

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1359 Frankford Avenue. Credit: NORR via the Civic Design Review

YIMBY Takes a Detailed Look at 1359 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

In February, YIMBY shared that a four-story, 61-unit mixed-use development at 1359 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington, is going before the Civic Design Review. Today we take a detailed look at the project, which spans a highly irregular lot between Frankford Avenue to the west and Crease Street to the east. Designed by NORR and developed by the Fishtown Collective, the project will span 60,948 square feet and offer 12,285 square feet of retail along Frankford Avenue and a selection of apartments consisting of 31 studios, 22 one-bedroom units, and eight two-bedroom apartments.

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Rendering of 1408-18 East Oxford Street. Credit: Ambit Architecture.

Steel Assembly Continues at 1408-18 East Oxford Street in Fishtown

Construction continues to make steady progress at a four-story, 42-unit residential development at 1408-18 East Oxford Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the development will span 41,211 square feet and feature 32 parking spaces and full sprinkling. Renderings indicate that the project will be called the National Metal Crafters Building, as seen from a large marquee at the parapet and a smaller sign at the street level. Permits list Level Up Development as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.25 million.

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1324 Frankford Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. March 2022

YIMBY Looks at Recently Completed Rental Development at 1324 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Philadelphia YIMBY recently visited the site of a recently completed multi-unit rental building at 1324 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Also known under its full address of 1324-38 Frankford Avenue, the development is situated on the west side of the block between West Thompson Street and Master Street. Developed by OCF Realty, the four-story building features 50 one-bedroom units and a roof deck that offers views of the Center City skyline.

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