Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that excavation is currently underway at an eight-story, 63-unit apartment building at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the building is an expansion for the existing Box Factory Lofts, a four-story prewar industrial building located at 21 East Columbia Avenue, which houses 20 rental units. The new building will add 67,342 square of feet of space to the development and will introduce a new shared lobby to be shared by the two structures, as well as a common residential courtyard. The new building will feature ground-level retail, elevator service, full sprinkling, covered parking for ten cars (including three car share and one accessible space) and 30 bicycles, and a roof deck. Permits list Equinox Management and Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $13 million.
Construction continues to make steady progress at a four-story, 42-unit residential development at 1408-18 East Oxford Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the development will span 41,211 square feet and feature 32 parking spaces and full sprinkling. Renderings indicate that the project will be called the National Metal Crafters Building, as seen from a large marquee at the parapet and a smaller sign at the street level. Permits list Level Up Development as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.25 million.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story multi-family building at 3018 North Broad Street in Nicetown-Tioga, North Philadelphia. Designed by Designblendz, the structure will total 4,022 square feet of space and hold five…
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, five-unit residential building at 2251 North 33rd Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. Designed by 24/7 Design Group, the building will rise on the east side of the block between West Susquehanna Street and West Dauphin Street, near the intersection of 33rd and Dauphin streets and across from Fairmount Park. The structure will span 3,500 square feet, which yields around 700 square feet per average unit. The building will feature full sprinkling, a cellar, and a roof deck. Permits list Lindsay Patterson as the owner, Edge Construction Services LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $600,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, four-unit apartment building at 2333 Germantown Avenue near Temple University in North Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between North 7th Street and North 8th Street. Designed by 24/7 Design Group, the wood-framed building will rise 38 feet to the top of the main roof, 41-and-a-half feet to the parapet, and 46 feet to the top of the pilot house. The property will feature a basement and full sprinkling. Permits list Turtle International Incorporated as the owner, Ken Group LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $230,000.