A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has discovered that foundation work appears complete at a five-story, 14-unit mixed-use development at 1350 North Front Street in Fishtown. The project, which is situated on the west side of the block between West Thompson and Master streets, will span 19,830 square feet and feature ground level retail and a roof deck, which, given the structure’s future prominence, will likely offer dramatic views of the Northern Liberties and Center City skylines. Permits issued in June of last year list Gnome Architects as the designer, although the previous design (featured as the cover image of the article) came from Bright Common. Permits specify GRIT Construction as the contractor and call for a construction cost of $2.3 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, nine-unit apartment building at 608 South American Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia. The development will replace a joined pair of prewar rowhouses on the west side of the block between South Street and Bainbridge Street. Designed by Gnome Architects, the new building will span 9,173 square feet and will feature a basement and two private roof decks. Permits list Cassidy McGrath as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $1.2 million.
although permits had been issued over a year ago in November 2021, renovation work has still not started at Engine 29 Firehouse, an adaptive reuse development at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington, as noted in a recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY. The development will involve a rear five-story addition to the existing three-story firehouse. The ground floor of the existing structure will be renovated into commercial space, while the upper floors will be converted into nine residential units. Designed by Continuum Architecture, the new addition will allow the development to include an additional 20 residential units, as well as parking for 14 cars and 15 bicycles.
A recent site visit has revealed that construction is nearly complete at a four-story, two-family building at 1515 West Stiles Street in Cecil B. Moore, Lower North Philadelphia. The development, which has been topped out since last visit, rises on the north side of the block between North 15th and North 16th streets, a few blocks south of Temple University. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the building will span 3,106 square feet and will feature a basement and a roof deck. Permits list the site as a Philadelphia city property and specify Metro Impact, LLC as the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of Janney & Auburn Senior Apartments, a four-story, 47-unit residential building proposed at 2855 Janney Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The development will replace an approximately 13,000-square-foot vacant lot bound by Janney Street to the northwest, East Auburn Street to the southwest, and Weikel Street to the southeast. Designed by Kramer+Marks Architects, with Tantala Associates providing zoning documentation, the project will hold a total of 48,000 square feet. Permits list Domus Inc. as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $13 million.