Rendering of 1120 Frankford Avenue. Credit: BLT Architects.

A Detailed Look at The Frankford, a 150-Unit Mixed-Use Development Proposed at 1120 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Last month, Philadelphia YIMBY shared an overview of The Frankford, a six-story, 150-unit mixed-use residential and retail development proposed at 1120 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Today we take a closer look at the proposal via building elevations, floor plans, and other detail. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by US Construction, the structure (which is also known under its full address of 1120-36 Frankford Avenue) will span nearly 100,000 feet of space, offering 7,166 square feet of ground-level retail and 83,372 square feet of residential space split between units ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments, with studios being the predominant variant. The structure will feature two elevators, storage for 50 bicycles, outdoor space for residents (which includes a dog run), a roof deck, and a green roof. No parking spaces will be included. The proposal is still undergoing the Civic Design Review process, so no permits have yet been filed.

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2301 Frankford Avenue. Rendering credit: Ian Smith Design Group

Construction Slowly Progresses at 2301 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that construction is crawling along at a snail’s pace, if it has not stalled outright, at a mixed-use development at 2301 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Ian Smith Design Group, the project adds a three-story rear addition to a three-story prewar building and two smaller adjacent structures at the eastern corner of Frankford Avenue and East Dauphin Street. The finished structure will feature ground-floor commercial space and six residential units, as well as a cellar and full sprinkling. Permits list Black Oak Builders as the contractor and a construction cost of $312,000.

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Rendering of 922-38 North Broad Street. Credit: Coscia Moos Architecture.

A Detailed Overview of the 196-Unit Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 922 North Broad Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Over the course of the past year, Philly YIMBY featured sustained coverage of the seven-story mixed-use building planned at 922 North Broad Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia, and with good reason. Also known under its full address of 922-38 North Broad Street, the structure will rise on the southwest corner of North Broad Street and West Girard Avenue, two of the most important thoroughfares in Lower North Philadelphia, bringing 19,954 square feet of retail and 196 residential units to a subway- and trolley-adjacent site formerly occupied by a suburban-styled pharmacy. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the structure will span 176,679 square feet and sport a distinctive multi-colored facade and a green roof. Permits list Ferraro Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $20 million. Today YIMBY takes a detailed look at this centrally-located, transit-adjacent development.

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Rendering of 2331-33 East York Street via Nochumson P.C.

Demolition Imminent at 2331-33 East York Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

Judging by recent permit activity, demolition appears imminent at 2331-33 East York Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington, where a three-story rowhouse and an adjacent fenced-in lot are slated to be replaced by a three-story mixed-use building. The building will hold commercial space in the basement and at the first floor (which will house a restaurant, according to both permits and the rendering) and four residential units on the floors above. The 7,400-square-foot structure will feature full sprinkling and a roof deck, which, judging by the building’s height and lack of nearby obstructions, will offer decent views of the skyline. Permits list Plato Marinakos as the design professional, PASP LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $500,000.

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