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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Current view of 2043-51 North Front Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 35-Unit Building at 2043-51 North Front Street in Fishtown

Another day, another new building is set to rise Front Street. Permits have been issued for the construction of a 35-unit multi-family dwelling at 2043-51 North Front Street in Fishtown. Designed by CANNOdesign, the building will rise six stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor and 35 bicycle spaces, providing a 1:1 ratio of bike spaces to units that will help encourage green forms of transportation. Tester Construction is listed as the contractor.

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Rendering of Generating Facility after residential conversion.

Permits Issued for Vertical Extension at Fishtown Power Plant Redevelopment at 1325 Beach Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Partial permits have been issued for the Fishtown Power Plant Redevelopment, a mega-project planned at 1325 Beach Street in Fishtown on the Delaware River waterfront. The development includes a renovation of the Delaware Generating Station, a closed and abandoned power plant where construction work is already in progress, and a two-study addition atop the structure, for a combined 284 residential units inside. The permits were issued specifically for the addition, as renovations have already been underway for some time. The two additional floors will hold 68 residential units within 49,260 square feet of space. Construction costs for this portion of the project are estimated at just under $8 million.

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1600 East Berks Street

Permits Issued for Partial Demolition of the Saint Laurentius Church at 1600 East Berks Street in Fishtown

Permits have been issued for the demolition of the main towers and possibly other portions of the Saint Laurentius Church at 1600 East Berks Street in Fishtown. Current demolition costs are set at $500,000 for the 7-story, 141 year old church due to the ongoing threat of collapse. Andrew Menyo is the design professional listed for the demolition.

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