A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted further construction progress at The Skylar, a three-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 1601 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Stamm Development Group, the building rises at an oblique corner of Frankford Avenue and East Oxford Street and will span 5,910 square feet, which will include ground-floor commercial space, a cellar, and a roof deck. Construction costs are listed at $1.15 million.
The area to the west of the 30th Street Station in University City, West Philadelphia, is expanding significantly, where the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards project is underway. 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the latest tower rising in the area, has reached a new milestone as curtain wall assembly has begun. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the skyscraper will rise to a height of 361 feet and 28 stories.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit multi-family building at 1252 North 52nd Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the new building will include commercial space at the ground floor, a cellar, and a roof deck. The KCA Design Associates-designed building will span 9,696 square feet. Construction costs are listed at $1.06 million.
A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has discovered that renovation work is nearly complete at a three-story adaptive reuse development at 500-15 East Tioga Street (aka 500 East Tioga Street) in Kensington. The project consists of renovating a long-vacant industrial structure, situated on the block between East Ontario and East Tioga streets, into a 69,600-square-foot artist studio and artisan-industrial facility with 69 units, parking, and full sprinkling. Permits list Metropolitan Contracting as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.5 million.
Last October, YIMBY shared a series of renderings for a multi-building, 189-unit development proposed at 2204-14 East Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond, Kensington. Designed by VBC Studio, the complex will span 146,032 square feet and include a six-story apartment building, 70 townhouses, 17,710 square feet of retail, and 87 parking spaces. Although construction permits have not yet issued, a zoning permit issued in March, which calls for splitting the site into two parcels, indicates that activity is still ongoing on the project. Recently YIMBY visited the site to check out its pre-development condition.