The Block at SoNo at 456 North 5th Street. Credit: ISA Architects

Construction Nears Finish at The Block at SoNo at 456 North 5th Street in Northern Liberties

Construction is rapidly approaching completion at The Block At SoNo, a 49-unit mixed-use rental development at 456 North 5th Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by ISA Architects and developed by Alliance HP and Callahan Ward, the project is situated half a block south of Spring Garden Street in Southern Northern Liberties (aka SoNo, hence the building name). The four-story building will feature three commercial spaces on the ground floor, 40 apartments, nine live-work units, a shared lounge, and both shared and private roof decks. A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY revealed that the structure is very close to completion, with exterior work almost entirely finished and finishing touches in progress around the development.

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1801 Fairmount Avenue. Looking northwest. Credit: Compass

Completion Approaches at 1801 Fairmount, Ten-Unit Mixed-Use Condo Development at 1801 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, North Philadelphia

Completion rapidly approaches at 1801 Fairmount, a five-story, ten-unit mixed-use development at 1801 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount, North Philadelphia. Also known as 1801-03 Fairmount Avenue, the structure stands at the northwest corner of Fairmount Avenue and North 18th Street, near the southern edge of Francisville, and features ground-level retail and ten luxury condominiums. Philadelphia YIMBY recently visited the site of the nearly finished structure.

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Rendering of 2400-12 East Huntingdon Street. Credit: KCA Design Associates.

Permits Issued for 150-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 2400-12 East Huntingdon Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 150-unit mixed-use building at 2400-12 East Huntingdon Street (also known as 2400 East Huntingdon Street) in Olde RichmondKensington. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the building will rise seven stories tall, a height that was permitted via a zoning bonus for the inclusion of a fresh food market on the ground floor. An industrial-commercial space will also be located in the ground floor. Apartments will be situated on floors two through seven. In total, the structure will hold 122,500 square feet of space. An underground garage will hold 45 parking spaces, with three to be ADA compliant, and three more reserved for electric vehicles. The development will also include 50 bicycle spaces. Construction costs are estimated at $18 million.

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Rendering of 1221-25 North 4th Street. Credit: Continuum Architecture.

Permits Issued for Renovation and Expansion at Engine 29 Firehouse at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the 29-unit renovation and expansion at the Engine 29 Firehouse, located at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington. The existing building stands three stories tall, while the new addition to the rear will rise five stories. The ground floor of the existing firehouse will be renovated to create 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 and parking space. The project will include parking for 14 cars and 15 bicycles.

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Rendering of 1538 Frankford Avenue. Credit: KJO Architecture.

Permits Issued for 12-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 1538-44 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story mixed-use building at 1538-44 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by KJO Architecture, the development will hold 23,741 square feet of space and feature commercial space on the ground floor with 12 residential units on the floors above, each being a two-bedroom apartment. A pilot house will provide access to a roof deck at the top of the building. Construction cost is listed at just under $2.4 million.

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