1130 North Delaware Avenue Rendering

182-Unit Building Proposed in Fishtown on Surface Parking Lot

Back in 2019, plans were released for a 10-story building with 244 residential units and 50 automobile parking spots at 1130 N. Delaware Avenue on the site of a surface parking lot and low rise furniture warehouse next to the historic Edward Corner Building. Over the last few years, the parking lot and furniture warehouse Read more about 182-Unit Building Proposed in Fishtown on Surface Parking Lot[…]

St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown

8-Story, 49-Unit Building to Replace St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown

What a long, strange trip it’s been. Nearly 8 years after closing it’s doors, St. Laurentius Church still sits vacant and blighted at the corner of Memphis Street and Berks Street in Fishtown. In 2014, St. Laurentius Parish was merged with Holy Name Parish after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia concluded that St. Laurentius Church was Read more about 8-Story, 49-Unit Building to Replace St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown[…]

1212-16 North Delaware Avenue

45-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Planned Near Penn Treaty Park

Zoning permits were issued for a 6-story, 45-unit building with ground floor commercial space on the site of a former furniture wholesaler at 1212-16 North Delaware Avenue across from Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown. The building will also include 16 bicycle spaces. 12 automobile parking spots, including an auto share spot, will be located off Read more about 45-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Planned Near Penn Treaty Park[…]

1359 Frankford Ave Rendering

61-Unit, Mixed-Use Project Planned on Frankford Ave in Fishtown

We’ve written about the lot just north of La Colombe at 1359 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown several times in the past. A couple of years ago, there was a plan to build a 33-unit, mixed-use building on the site. Then, plans shifted to an office building. The pandemic forced the owners to change course again Read more about 61-Unit, Mixed-Use Project Planned on Frankford Ave in Fishtown[…]

2301 Frankford Ave. under construction

Bobby’s Bar in Fishtown to Become 7 Units + Commercial

It must be about 5 years since Bobby’s Bar at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Dauphin Street closed down. The dive bar, once known as Bob’s Happy Hour Tavern, was a long time neighborhood staple. It’s closure left the northeast corner of Dauphin and Frankford feeling abandoned and blighted for years. However, we’re now Read more about Bobby’s Bar in Fishtown to Become 7 Units + Commercial[…]

Penn Home Fishtown

Fishtown’s Penn Home to be Converted into 45 Residential Units + Restaurant

Penn Home at 1401 E. Susquehanna Avenue in Fishtown opened in 1848 and provided shelter for women older than 59 years of age until it closed in September of 2020. The abrupt closing caused concerns across the community about what would become of the property and its structures dating from 1769 to the 1950s. Shortly Read more about Fishtown’s Penn Home to be Converted into 45 Residential Units + Restaurant[…]

Kensington National Bank Rendering

59-Unit Redevelopment of Furness Bank Site in Fishtown Planned

Even if you’re not an architecture buff, you’ve likely admired the beautiful bank building standing proudly at Frankford Avenue and Girard Avenue in Fishtown. Currently a Wells Fargo, the structure was completed in 1878 as the Kensington National Bank and was designed by the renowned architect Frank Furness. As the Frankford and Girard intersection has Read more about 59-Unit Redevelopment of Furness Bank Site in Fishtown Planned[…]