2046-50 East Lehigh Avenue. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture

Construction Nearly Complete at 2046-50 East Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY’s has observed that construction work is nearly complete at 2046-50 Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The building, located on the southwest side of the block between between Frankford Avenue and Amber Street, will rise five stories and feature ground-floor commercial space as well as 21 residential units. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the structure will span 21,168 square feet and will feature parking for seven bicycles. Permits list Grit Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.75 million.

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Rendering of 1001 South Broad Street via BKV Group.

Construction Advances at Broad and Washington at 1001 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

Philadelphia YIMBY recently visited the site and documented the construction at Broad and Washington, a 15-story, 1,111-unit complex at 1001 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia. Designed by the BKV Group, the complex will span an entire city block at the northeast corner of the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Avenue. The 1,516,218-square-foot development will cost nearly $306 million to build.

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1148-62 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: OOMBRA Architects

Construction Nearly Complete at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted that construction work is nearing completion at a five-story, 59-unit mixed-use complex at 1148 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. The development will span 42,100 square feet and will include a renovation and retail conversion of the 19th-century Kensington National Bank as well as construction of a five-story apartment building at the site of the bank’s parking lot. The Wells Fargo Bank branch currently situated in the existing building will be relocated to the new structure. Designed by OOMBRA Architects, the development will include 20 parking spaces for commercial customers, elevator service for residents, 20 bicycle spaces, and a roof deck. Permits list Wells Fargo Bank as the owner and Reed St. Builders LLC, and a construction cost of $9.25 million. The development is also known under its full address of 1148-62 Frankford Avenue.

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140 North 2nd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. July 2023

Renovation Underway at 140 North 2nd Street in Old City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that renovation work is underway at a four-story prewar rowhouse at 140 North 2nd Street in Old City. The project is situated on the west side of the block between Arch Street and Quarry Street, almost directly across from historic Elfreth’s Alley. Designed by Moto Designshop, the renovated building will span 4,523 square feet and feature five transient residential units. Permits list Michael Treacy as the contractor and specify a renovation cost of $1 million.

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