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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2051-77 Ridge Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2022

Construction Complete at 2051-77 Ridge Avenue in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted that construction work has been completed on a large mixed-use development at 2051-77 Ridge Avenue in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The project will consist of a pair of four- and three-story buildings with commercial space on the ground floor and residential units above. Public space along Ridge Avenue and parking lot at the block interior will also be included. Permits list the Philadelphia Housing Authority as the owner and Ernest Bock & Sons, Inc. as the contractor.

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1735 Seybert Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2022

Site Still Sits Vacant at 1735 Seybert Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

As confirmed by YIMBY’s recent site visit, a cleared rowhouse site continues to sit vacant at 1735 Seybert Street in Cecil B. Moore, Lower North Philadelphia, after the demolition of a vacant two-story single-family rowhouse. An attractive wood plank fence encloses the vacant lot. The work was performed as part of the City of Philadelphia demolition program. Permits listed Francis Henriquez of FH Demolition as the contractor and a work cost of $13,995.

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1700 North Front Street. Credit: NORR

Site Prep Starts at 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown

After a yearlong-plus wait since the original reveal of the renderings, construction site preparation work has finally commenced for a five-story, 204-unit development proposed at 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown. Following a gradual arrival of construction equipment onto the site, excavators have recently begun to tear up the blacktop of the block-spanning parking lot that spans the large site bound by the elevated-train-capped Front Street to the east, Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the south, Hope Street to the west, and Palmer Street to the north. Designed by NORR, the 172,844-square-foot structure will hold 123,218 square feet of residential space and 16,429 square feet of retail. The residential component will consist of 28 studios, 141 one-bedroom units, 35 two-bedroom apartments, and a 5,264-square-foot amenity suite. The development will also feature 70 bicycle parking spaces.

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Rendering of 1120 Frankford Avenue. Credit: BLT Architects.

Permits Issued for The Frankford at 1120 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Permits have been issued for the construction of The Frankford, a six-story, 107-unit mixed-use residential and retail development planned at 1120 Frankford Avenue (alternately 1120-36 Frankford Avenue Parcel H) in Fishtown. The project spans a through-block lot between Frankford Avenue and Dunton Street, half a block south of Girard Avenue. Designed by BLT Architects, the building will hold 87,200 square feet, of which around more than 10,000 square feet will account for retail on the two lower floors. Permits list US Construction as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $15 million.

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