2018 East Tioga Street. Building elevations. Credit: Wiedenman Architecture via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 2018 East Tioga Street in Harrowgate, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit apartment building at 2018 East Tioga Street in Harrowgate, Kensington. The structure will replace an overgrown vacant lot on the southwest side of the block between Braddock Street and Joyce Street. Designed by Thomas Wiedenman of Wiedenman Architecture, the building will span 3,062 square feet and feature a basement and a roof deck. Permits list Eddie Paiz as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $295,000.

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1148-62 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: OOMBRA Architects

Construction Progresses at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction continues to make progress at a five-story, 59-unit mixed-use development proposed at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington, as our recent site visit shows. Also known under its full address of 1148-62 Frankford Avenue, the project will span 42,100 square feet and will include a renovation and retail conversion of the 19th-century Kensington National Bank as well as construction of a five-story apartment building at the site of the bank’s parking lot. The Wells Fargo Bank branch currently situated in the existing building will be relocated to the new structure. Designed by OOMBRA Architects, the development will include 20 parking spaces for commercial customers, elevator service for residents, 20 bicycle spaces, and a roof deck. Permits list Wells Fargo Bank as the owner and Reed St. Builders LLC, and a construction cost of $9.25 million.

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Rendering of 1538 Frankford Avenue. Credit: KJO Architecture.

Construction Underway at 1538 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that demolition has been completed and the site has been cleared for construction of a four-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 1538 Frankford Avenue (alternately1538-44 Frankford Avenue) in Fishtown. The development is situated on the west side of the block between Jefferson and East Oxford streets. Designed by KJO Architecture, the project will span 23,741 square feet, which includes 5,829 square feet of retail. The building will be fully sprinkled and will feature a roof deck, which promises to offer reasonably open skyline vistas. Permits list Optimal Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.4 million.

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3045-51 Richmond Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. March 2023

Construction Complete at 3045-51 Richmond Street in Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has observed that construction work is complete at a five-story, 28-unit apartment building underway at 3045-51 Richmond Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. Developed by Fifth Realty, the Neo-Industrial-styled structure rises on the southeast side of the block between Elkhart Street and East Clearfield Street. The substantially large structure spans 37,807 square feet of interior space, which will include 12 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom units. Features include full sprinkling and a ground-level garage for 22 cars. Permits list Lonny Rossman as the design professional and TBC LLC as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $4.25 million.

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