1868-74 Frankford Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2022

Construction Nearly Complete at 1868-74 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Construction work is largely finished at a five-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 1868-74 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The building rises on a lot bound by Frankford Avenue to the east, East Norris Street to the north, and Blair Street to the west. Designed by Paul Drzal, the structure spans 42,000 square feet and offers a ground-level fresh market and adjacent retail space (which also extends to the cellar), elevator service, full sprinkling, and eight off-street bicycle parking spaces. Permits list Bridesburg Properties LLC as the owner and Your Best Choice Construction LLC as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $850,000.

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CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration from The Laurel Rittenhouse. Photo by Thomas Koloski

CHOP Hub For Clinical Collaboration Exterior Nearly Complete In University City, West Philadelphia

The CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard, the newest addition to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia complex in University City, West Philadelphia, is looking nearly complete. Designed by Perkins+Will, the building stands 377 feet tall, with 19 high-ceiled floors. The modern structure will add over 550,000 square feet of space and 560 new beds for future patients.

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Rendering of 924 Beulah Street.

Facade Work Underway on Townhouse Complex at 710-20 Montrose Street in Bella Vista, South Philadelphia

Façade installation is making progress on a townhouse complex rising at 710-20 Montrose Street in Bella VistaSouth Philadelphia. In total, the development is bringing five new homes to the block. The development rises at the corner of Beulah Street next to the St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church, on a plot owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Each one of these homes will rise four stories tall, and hold just over 3,000 square feet of space.

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3314 Fairmount Avenue. Credit: KCA Design Associates

Permits Issued For 3314 Fairmount Avenue In Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use development at 3314 Fairmount Avenue in MantuaWest Philadelphia. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the new building will stand six stories tall, with multiple commercial spaces on the ground floor. The remainder of the building will hold 90 residential units, all apartments. There will also be 16 parking spaces included within the structure. In total, there will be 82,764 square feet of space, and construction costs are estimated at $12 million.

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Rendering of 2401-05 Frankford Avenue. Credit: Ambit Architecture.

Construction Underway at 2401 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that substantial construction progress has been made on a four-story, 15-unit apartment building at 2401 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The 14,560-square-foot structure rises from the east side of the intersection of Frankford Avenue, Trenton Avenue, and East York Street (which was recently converted into a traffic circle), where its sharply-angled site gives it a distinctive “flatiron” shape. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Philly Capital Group, the development will feature ground-floor commercial space (primarily along Frankford Avenue), a basement, full sprinkling, balconies in select units, and a green roof spanning at least 60 percent of the rooftop. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.05 million.

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