Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that construction has still not started at a six-story mixed-use building with ground-level retail and 107 residential units at 23 West Girard Avenue in Olde Kensington, though permits had been issued last November. We noted no signs of demolition nor construction at the property, with a Speedy Mart convenience store still apparently in operation. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by Girard Real Estate LLC, the project will span 104,160 square feet and will feature parking for 28 cars and 47 bicycles, full sprinkling, and a roof deck, which, given the building’s future prominence over the surroundings, will likely offer panoramic views of the Center City skyline. Permits list Benchmark Construction Group Inc. as the contractor and a construction cost of $21.5 million.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has documented significant construction progress at a five-story, 35-unit development at 101 West Oxford Street in Olde Kensington, near the border of Fishtown. The development will feature ground-floor commercial space as well as parking and storage space in the basement, as well as a roof deck and a green roof at the top of the structure.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit, six-story apartment building at 749 North 43rd Street in Haverford North, West Philadelphia. The structure is expected to yield 4,009 square feet.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family affordable housing development at 2604 Island Avenue in Eastwick, Southwest Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will stand three stories tall, with 45 residential units. The project will also include an off-street parking lot. The building is expected to yield 45,000 square feet. Construction costs are listed at $7.625 million.
Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit confirmed the completion of construction at a six-story, 45-unit residential building at 1805 North Howard Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Located on a mid-block site between West Montgomery Avenue and West Berks Street, a short block west of the Berks Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line, the project features artist studios on the ground floor, as well as parking for 14 cars and 15 bicycles. The permits, issued in January 2020, list a project area of 36,802 square feet, Bottos Construction Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $8 million.