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4746-48 Spruce Street. Credit: PZS Architects / Rodriguez Consulting via the Civic Design Review

YIMBY Shares Detailed Plans for 12-Story Building at 4746-48 Spruce Street in Garden Court, West Philadelphia

Earlier this month, Philly YIMBY shared the news regarding plans for a 12-story, 170-unit mixed-use high-rise development proposed at 4746-48 Spruce Street in Garden Court (alternately Walnut Hill), West Philadelphia, going before the Civic Design Review. Today we venture beyond the brief overview we presented with the earlier news break to share an extensive package of plans and diagrams that were presented within the CDR submission. Designed by PZS Architects, the project will allocate 149,590 square feet for apartments, 5,700 square feet of residential amenities, around 29,000 square feet of indoor commercial space (plus a 1,500-square-foot commercial tenant terrace) and parking for around 28 cars and 76 bicycles. Although demolition permits have been issued in May, no comprehensive construction permits have yet been issued; however, the project may proceed as of right as it conforms with the zoning code and requires no variances, and has already received a preliminary review and approval.

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Village Square on Haverford at 3611 Haverford Avenue. Credit: WRT

An In-Depth Look at Village Square on Haverford in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Today Philly YIMBY takes an in-depth look at the Village Square on Haverford, a multi-family development at 3611 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Today we look at the renderings for the 166-unit multi-family development that will span several adjacent sites on two blocks bordered by Haverford Avenue to the south, Wallace Street to the north, North 36th Street to the east, and North 39th Street to the west. Designed by WRT and developed by Lomax Real Estate Partners and the Mount Vernon Community Development Corporation, the project will consist of several buildings ranging from three to six stories and will offer retail, a mix of rental and condominium units, green promenades, and public art.

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Village Square on Haverford at 3611 Haverford Avenue. Credit: WRT

Construction Imminent at Village Square on Haverford in Mantua, West Philadelphia

At the start of the year, Philly YIMBY announced that partial permits were filed for Village Square on Haverford, a multi-family development at 3611 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Today we look at the renderings for the 166-unit multi-family development that will span several adjacent sites on two blocks bordered by Haverford Avenue to the south, Wallace Street to the north, North 36th Street to the east, and North 39th Street to the west. Designed by WRT and developed by Lomax Real Estate Partners and the Mount Vernon Community Development Corporation, the project will consist of several buildings ranging from three to six stories and will offer retail, a mix of rental and condominium units, green promenades, and public art.

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Rendering of 1120 Frankford Avenue. Credit: BLT Architects.

Philly YIMBY Considers an Alternate Layout for The Frankford at 1120 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Earlier this month, Philadelphia YIMBY published a detailed overview of The Frankford, a six-story, 150-unit mixed-use residential and retail development planned at 1120 Frankford Avenue (alternately 1120-36 Frankford Avenue) in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by US Construction, the attractive Neo-Idustrial structure will create 7,166 square feet of ground-level retail and 83,372 square feet of residential space, contributing a significant volume of housing stock and a vibrant retail-fronted streetscape to the neighborhood. However, despite the positive impact the proposal promises to deliver, it arguably suffers from a squat, sprawling massing, which was likely crafted as a response to the neighborhood’s unreasonably low height limit. In this publication, YIMBY shares an alternate project layout of our own, which shows how a less restrictive zoning envelope would allow for a more organic relationship to the street, improved unit layouts, creation of new public space, improved pedestrian circulation,and even preservation of a locally beloved mural.

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Rendering of 1120 Frankford Avenue. Credit: BLT Architects.

A Detailed Look at The Frankford, a 150-Unit Mixed-Use Development Proposed at 1120 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Last month, Philadelphia YIMBY shared an overview of The Frankford, a six-story, 150-unit mixed-use residential and retail development proposed at 1120 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Today we take a closer look at the proposal via building elevations, floor plans, and other detail. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by US Construction, the structure (which is also known under its full address of 1120-36 Frankford Avenue) will span nearly 100,000 feet of space, offering 7,166 square feet of ground-level retail and 83,372 square feet of residential space split between units ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments, with studios being the predominant variant. The structure will feature two elevators, storage for 50 bicycles, outdoor space for residents (which includes a dog run), a roof deck, and a green roof. No parking spaces will be included. The proposal is still undergoing the Civic Design Review process, so no permits have yet been filed.

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