Rendering of 1201-15 Callowhill Street. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Construction Still Pending at 1201-15 Callowhill Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted that construction has still not started at a six-story, 65-unit mixed-use building proposed at 1201-15 Callowhill Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia, despite having received construction permits in 2021. Designed by JKRP Architects, the structure will feature 83,667 square feet of residential area. All units will be designated as co-living spaces, boasting 239 beds in total. The project will also include 3,989 square feet of retail on the ground floor and 8,854 square feet of office and amenity space. A 17,790-square-foot underground garage will hold 41 parking spaces, with two being ADA-compliant and three designated for electric vehicles. A total of 22 bicycle spaces will be included, as well. Permits list a construction cost of $17.2 million.

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4400-15 Market Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. May 2023

Site Cleared at 4400-14 Market Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has observed an apparent slowdown in construction prep at the site of a proposed 11-story, 11-unit mixed-use development at 4400-14 Market Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. The building, situated on the southwest corner of the intersection of South 44th and Market streets, will span 103,175 square feet and include commercial space on the ground floor along Market Street. Permits specify construction costs at $17 million.

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Box Factory Lofts at 31 East Columbia Avenue. Rendering credit: SITIO Architecture

Construction Tops Out at The Box Factory Lofts at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has observed continued construction progress at the eight-story, 63-unit Box Factory Lofts at 31 East Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, the structure expands the original Box Factory Lofts, a four-story prewar industrial building located at 21 East Columbia Avenue with 20 rental units. The new building will add 67,342 square of feet to the development and introduce a new shared lobby for the two structures, as well as a common courtyard. The new building will feature ground-level retail, elevator service, covered parking for ten cars (including three car share and one accessible space) and 30 bicycles, and a roof deck. Permits list Equinox Management and Construction as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $13 million.

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1700 North Front Street. Credit: NORR

Construction Underway at 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has observed that construction work has made significant progress at a five-story, 204-unit development at 1700 North Front Street in Fishtown. The large-footprint structure replaces a block-spanning parking lot bound by the elevated-train-capped Front Street to the east, Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the south, Hope Street to the west, and Palmer Street to the north. Designed by NORR, the 172,844-square-foot structure will include 123,218 square feet of residential space (including 28 studios, 141 one-bedroom units, 35 two-bedroom apartments, and a 5,264-square-foot amenity suite) and 16,429 square feet of retail. The project will also offer parking for 70 bicycles.

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2042 Ridge Avenue Street View

Permits Issued for 2042 Ridge Avenue in Sharswood, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit apartment building at 2042 Ridge Avenue in Sharswood, Philadelphia. The building will be located on the north side of the block between Sharswood Street and Ridge Avenue. The development will span 5,878 square feet and will feature retail space on the first floor. Permits list Domus Inc as the contractor and a construction cost of $1.9 million.

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