Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit found construction well underway at the six-story, 45-unit residential building at 1805 North Howard Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Located on a mid-block site between West Montgomery Avenue and West Berks Street, a short block west of the Berks Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line, the project will feature artist studios on the ground floor, as well as parking for 14 cars and 15 bicycles. The permits, issued in January 2020, list a project area of 36,802 square feet, Bottos Construction Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $8 million.
Permits have been issued for a 46-unit multi-family renovation of an existing building located at 1952-58 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by CANNOdesign, the development’s vertical addition will bring its height to five floors. Commercial space will be included on the ground floor and a green roof will be situated at the top. In total, the building will hold 58,134 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $8.9 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story mixed-use building at 1538-44 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by KJO Architecture, the development will hold 23,741 square feet of space and feature commercial space on the ground floor with 12 residential units on the floors above, each being a two-bedroom apartment. A pilot house will provide access to a roof deck at the top of the building. Construction cost is listed at just under $2.4 million.
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.
A nine-unit townhouse complex is nearing the final stages of construction at 2001-13 Abigail Street in Fishtown. Designed by Gnome Architects and developed by Catalyst City Development, the complex will feature a refined red brick facade that echoes classic Philadelphia rowhouses, combined with large modern windows with industrial-style black trim. Each townhouse will feature a private roof deck, and some will include private parking.