Rendering of 2401-05 Frankford Avenue. Credit: Ambit Architecture.

Construction Underway at 2401 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that substantial construction progress has been made on a four-story, 15-unit apartment building at 2401 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. The 14,560-square-foot structure rises from the east side of the intersection of Frankford Avenue, Trenton Avenue, and East York Street (which was recently converted into a traffic circle), where its sharply-angled site gives it a distinctive “flatiron” shape. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Philly Capital Group, the development will feature ground-floor commercial space (primarily along Frankford Avenue), a basement, full sprinkling, balconies in select units, and a green roof spanning at least 60 percent of the rooftop. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.05 million.

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Riverwalk at 60 North 23rd Street. Credit: PMC Property Group

YIMBY Shares Rental Unit Layouts at Riverwalk at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West

In a recent publication, Philadelphia YIMBY shared an overview of Riverwalk, also known as Riverwalk Philly, a mixed-use development at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West (alternately Logan Square). Designed by Gensler and developed and built by the PMC Property Group, the project consists of two towers that will hold a total of 711 rental units. The 315-foot-tall, 28-story, 331-unit Riverwalk North is already open for residents, while the slightly larger, 362-foot-tall, 32-story, 380-unit Riverwalk South is still under construction. In the earlier article, we presented an overview of the development and its amenities. Today, we take an in-depth look at the residences and share a comprehensive catalog of unit layouts.

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2653-61 Salmon Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2022

Eight-Unit Renovation Nearly Complete at 2653-61 Salmon Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

An eight-unit renovation project is nearing completion at 2653-61 Salmon Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington. The project is situated on a through-block lot on the block between East Huntingdon Street and East Lehigh Street, across from the elevated Interstate 95. Designed by Kore Design Architecture, the project converts a single-story, 21-foot-tall warehouse into a two-story, eight-unit apartment building by inserting a new floor plate, interior partitions, and stair banks. Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that construction is nearing completion, with new door and window apertures have been cut into the largely windowless exterior and private roof decks added to the pinnacle. Permits list Salmon Street Holdings LLC as the owner, Metropolitan Contracting as the contractor, and a construction cost of $900,000.

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2621-67 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: HDO Architecture

Construction Imminent at 453-Unit Building at 2621-67 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington

Last November, permits were issued for the construction of a six-story, 453-unit apartment building at 2621-67 Frankford Avenue in East Kensington. Three months later, Philadelphia YIMBY visits the site to find that demolition has not yet commenced at the property, although the sprawling property, most of which consists of a dilapidated surface lot, sits abandoned and appears ready for imminent demolition and subsequent construction. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture (HDO Architecture), with Turn Key Realty LLC as the contractor, the massive structure will hold 412,703 square feet of space. Permits list the construction cost at $72 million.

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Rendering of 36-38 South 2nd Street. Credit: CANNOdesign

Excavation Underway at 36-38 South 2nd Street in Old City

Construction is beginning to make progress at 36-38 South 2nd Street, site of a future mixed-use development in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by CANNOdesign, the building will stand seven stories tall, an appropriate height for Old City. Commercial space will sit on the ground floor and 61 residential units will be located above. The building will hold 51,623 square feet of space and include a roof deck. Tester Construction is the contractor behind the project. Construction costs are estimated at $10.5 million.

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