Norris Square

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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Rendering of 2401 North 2nd Street. Credit: T + Associates Architects.

Permits Issued for 102-Unit Building at 2401 North 2nd Street in Norris Square

Permits have been issued for the construction of a new multi-family building located at 2401 North 2nd Street in Norris Square. Designed by T + Associates Architects, the new building will rise six stories tall and will include 102 and a parking garage for residents, a roof deck, and a green roof. The structure, which will span a total of 101,020 square feet. Permits list construction costs at $8.35 million.

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171 West Berks Street. Credit: Ambit Architecture

Completion Nears at 28-Unit Rental Building at 171 West Berks Street in Norris Square

Construction work is nearly complete at the five-story, 28-unit rental building at 171 West Berks Street in Norris Square. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the building will feature ground-level retail and residential amenities such as a fitness center, bicycle storage, and nine parking spaces. The roof deck will offer a lounge area, a dog park, yoga space, and sweeping skyline views. At the moment, the structure appears effectively finished, although the ground-level retail space has not yet opened.

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315 West Berks Street. Looking north. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot situated on the north side of the block between North Orianna Street and North 4th Street. The structure will span a 1,026-square-foot ground footprint and will contain 3,787 square feet of interior space, which gives an average of just over 1,200 square feet per apartment. Building features will include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer unobstructed views in most directions. Permits list Jessie Claus as the owner, David McArthur as the design professional, and GTMO Development LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $250,000.

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