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.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a two-story single-family rowhouse at 5436 West Girard Avenue in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. The new building will rise from a vacant lot situated on the southeast corner of West Girard Avenue and North Sickles Street. Designed by Moto Designshop, the project’s floor area will span 1,066 square feet. Permits list the City of Philadelphia as the owner and indicate Spruce Builders as the contractor.
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.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has observed that demolition work has been completed and a site has been cleared for construction of a six-story mixed-use development with ground-level retail and 107 residential units at 23 West Girard Avenue in Olde Kensington. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by Girard Real Estate LLC, the project will span 104,160 square feet and will feature parking for 28 cars and 47 bicycles, full sprinkling, and a roof deck, which, given the building’s future prominence over the surroundings, will likely offer panoramic views of the Center City skyline. Permits list Benchmark Construction Group Inc. as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $21.5 million.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted that construction has topped off at a four-story, nine-unit residential building underway at 608 South American Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia. The new structure replaces a joined pair of prewar rowhouses on the west side of the block between South Street and Bainbridge Street. Designed by Gnome Architects, the new building will span 9,173 square feet and will feature a basement and two private roof decks. Permits list Cassidy McGrath as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $1.2 million.