Renovation work is making considerable progress on Paper Factory Lofts at 173 West Berks Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The building rises five stories tall, with certain sections rising to a height of six stories. The industrial building was formerly home a paper manufacturer, thus the project’s name, however this business has moved out of the facility. Now, developer Urban Conversions is renovating the building to hold 30 apartments. Interiors will span 28,000 square feet.
Exterior work is nearing completion at 1805 North Howard Street, a six-story, 45-unit multi-family building under construction in Fishtown, Kensington. Permits list a project area of 36,802 square feet, Bottos Construction Inc. as the contractor, and a construction cost of $8 million. The project is part of 1BRKS, a new development that will bring well over 100 residential units and ample commercial space, and is poised to become a local destination.
Steel framing is underway at 1408-18 East Oxford Street, a four-story multi-family building rising in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the buildings will hold 42,211 square feet of space and 42 residential units. There will also be 32 parking spaces included within the structure to serve building residents. Construction cost is estimated at $5.25 million.
Foundation work is making steady progress at Oxford Row, a townhouse development rising at 1408-18 East Oxford Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the development will add seven new homes to the neighborhood, each rising four stories tall. A small drive aisle will cut the row into two parts, allowing for access to a small parking lot that will provide spaces for residents.
Construction work is making steady progress at an 88-unit mixed-use development at 1701 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia. Designed by Stuart Rosenberg Architects and developed by Brick Capital, the building rises six stories tall, and will feature two ground-floor commercial spaces, as well as 32 parking spaces. Amenities will include a fitness center and a roof deck, which promises to offer extensive skyline views.