49 Units Proposed at Border of Brewerytown and Fairmount

909-19 n 26th st rendering
909-19 N. 26th St. Rendering

There are hundreds of units under construction and in the pipeline on the southeast corner of Brewerytown. We’ve told you about a 14-unit mixed-use building at 2616 W. Girard that is now nearing completion, a 108-unit mixed-use project that has broken ground at 26th and Poplar, and a 160-unit mixed-use plan at 27th and Girard. There are several other projects surrounding the Girard Avenue commercial corridor that we have not gotten around to covering yet.

909-19 n 26th st
Looking north on 26th St.
The roofing company at 909-17 N. 26th St.
The roofing company at 909-17 N. 26th St.

Right across 26th St. from the 108-unit project, developers are aiming to build another significantly-sized development. The development team is seeking a variance to combine the lots at 909-919 N. 26th St., demolish all buildings on site, and construct a 65 foot tall, 49-unit building with 18 underground parking spots and 12 bicycle spaces. The properties currently hold a low-rise warehouse that has been used as a roofing company’s headquarters, which is zoned CMX-2, and a handsome old rowhouse, which is zoned RSA-5. The zoning hearing is currently scheduled for September 29th.

The rendering for the project is quite attractive with a masonry cornice and arched windows. If the project gets approved and built, we hope the finished project looks nearly as nice as the designs. We think adding 49 more units at this location will be a positive for the neighborhood and will help fuel businesses along West Girard Avenue and to the south in Fairmount. Our one recommendation would be that the garage access be located at the back of the building on Bambrey St.

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