Rendering of 701-19 East Girard Avenue. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Construction Pending at 53-Unit Building at 701 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY revealed no signs of demolition or construction work at the site of a four-story, 53-unit apartment building proposed at 701 East Girard Avenue (also known as 701-19 East Girard Avenue) in Fishtown, Kensington. The development will replace a strip mall at the northeast corner of East Girard Avenue and East Berks Street. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by OCF Realty, the structure will span 58,260 square feet and feature 7,817 square feet of ground-level commercial space, elevator service, full sprinkling, a 10,999-square-foot green roof, and a 1,855-square-foot roof deck. Permits list Mina R. and Rijendrakumar B. Adhuria as the owners, OCF Construction as the contractor, and a construction cost of $9.3 million.

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The Port at Aramingo at 801-11 Aramingo Avenue. Rendering credit: Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture

The Port at Aramingo Topped Out at 801-11 Aramingo Avenue in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that significant construction progress has been made at The Port at Aramingo, a four-story, 11-unit apartment complex at 801-11 Aramingo Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The recently topped-out development rises on the northern side of the angled intersection of Aramingo Avenue and East Fletcher Street, just to the north of an Interstate 95 ramp. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the complex officially consists of three independent buildings, yet is apparently being constructed as a single structure that spans a total of 16,253 square feet. The complex will offer two studios, five one-bedroom, three two-bedroom, and one three-bedroom apartments. The development will feature a basement, full sprinkling, balconies, and roof decks, which, given the structure’s prominence above the surroundings, promise to offer sweeping skyline views. Permits list Process Contracting as the contractor and a construction cost of $1.6 million.

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Arthaus and The Laurel in the skyline from the I-95. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Philly YIMBY Observes High-Rise Construction From The I-95

The image of Philadelphia is constantly changing as the skyline continues to expand. Every year, more developments are being proposed and starting construction, at a rapid pace the city has not seen in a long time. Though the proposals are not as major as the Liberty Place towers in mass and design, the newest additions are still making a mark on the Philadelphia skyline from many angles. One of the best skyline perspectives in the city is available from the Interstate 95, a highway runs along the Delaware River from Northeast Philadelphia all the way down to the Commodore Barry Bridge to the south and beyond. Today we look at some of the most significant projects under construction in the city from the interstate.

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Rendering of 2600-40 East Hagert Street. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Site Cleared for Townhouse Complex at 2600-40 East Hagert Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY revealed that a plot of land has been cleared and partially excavated at 2600-40 East Hagert Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington, where an townhouse complex is proposed. The development replaces a large grass lot bound by East Hagert Street to the northeast, Almond Street to the northwest, and East Boston Street to to the southwest. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture and developed by Streamline, the project will offer 11 four-story townhouses, each spanning 2,488 square feet. Permits list M.Y.L. Corp. as the owner and Shawn Bullard as the contractor.

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