1238 North Howard Street. Building elevation and section. Credit: Interface Studio Architects LLC via the City of Philadelphia

Construction Still Stalled at 1238 North Howard Street in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has still not started at a single-family rowhouse at 1238 North Howard Street, near the junction of Fishtown and Olde Kensington, even though permits had been filed in October 2020 and issued in January of this year. Designed by Interface Studio Architects and developed by Callahan Ward (which also serves as the contractor), the building will rise three stories plus basement, hold 1,539 square feet, and feature a back yard and a roof deck.

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1359 Frankford Avenue. Credit: NORR via the Civic Design Review

Permits Issued for 1359 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Permits have been issued for the construction of a new mixed-use building at 1359 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by NORR, with Tester Construction as the contractor, the new building will stand four stories tall, with a commercial space on the ground floor. There will be 61 apartments throughout the structure, with access to a common roof deck situated at the top. In total, the building will span 48,475 square feet. Construction costs are listed at $7.5 million.

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1326 Palethorp Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2022

Construction Still Not Started at 1326 Palethorp Street in Olde Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction has not yet started at a single-family dwelling proposed at 1326 Palethorp Street in Olde Kensington, though a zoning permit was issued in November 2020. The development is slated to replace a vacant lot on the west side of the block between West Thompson and Master streets, and will feature a roof deck. Detailed information on the project remains scarce, although permits list CANNOdesign as the contractor (which is likely a confusing word choice, as CANNOdesign is an architecture firm and the listing likely refers to it as an architectural contractor).

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Rendering of One Dock Street. Credit: BLT Architects.

One Dock Street Nearly Topped Out in Society Hill, Old City

Topping-out is rapidly approaching at One Dock Street, a 364-foot-tall, 31-story high-rise under construction in the Society Hill section of Old City in Center City. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the tower rises near the Delaware River waterfront and close to architect I.M. Pei‘s similarly-scaled Society Hill Towers; upon completion, One Dock Street will stand as the most significant contribution to the local skyline in half a century. The structure will span over 300,000 square feet of interior space and feature 272 rental units. Permits list Hunter Roberts Holdings LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $66.55 million.

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342-54 West Girard Avenue. Credit: Hightop Real Estate and Development

Construction Tops Out at 342 West Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has made significant progress at a six-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 342 West Girard Avenue (also known as 342-54 West Girard Avenue) in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, as Philly YIMBY’s recent location visit has revealed. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by Hightop Real Estate and Development, the 43,010-square-foot project will rise from a 8,124-square-foot footprint and include 2,252 square feet of retail, a basement, full sprinkling, and a parking garage. Permits list Ferraro Construction Group LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $4 million.

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