“The project will produce a new centre of gravity to the DRWC plan in the north, inviting linkages along the whole shore,” the plan said. The overall design functions as a nod to the rowhomes in the adjacent Fishtown and Old Richmond areas, but the website itself is,”disconnected,” in the cloth of these homes, the programs said.
The plans, which refer to the general development as a”hybrid community,” involve four seven-story apartment buildings on the eastern side of the website with just shy of 850 units complete, which range from one to two-beds. The apartments also have a community center with an outdoor plaza a total of 744 parking areas, and a community pavilion.
The Most Up-to-date in a wave of Growth along the waterfront
The project, which just went in the front of the Civic Design Review (CDR), spans that a plot of land between the waterfront and Beach Street in Olde Richmond, just below Graffiti Pier, based on programs posted on the CDR website a week. The project is designed Hickok Cole and by ISA Architects.
At a CDR meeting Tuesday, the plan received largely positive reviews, with Dan Garofalo praising its aesthetics and saying the site could wind up becoming a brand new neighborhood, according to a report by PlanPhilly.
Somewhat further south, multiple projects like the Perspectives at Penn Treaty, a luxury development with 19 townhouses, and Pier 35 1/2, a 41-townhouse advancement have all moved forward lately. Just to the north, in Bridesburg, a DRWC strategy for a 10-acre park recently got a grant.
As part of the Delaware River Waterfront Cooperation’s (DRWC) master program, the project includes green space between the structures, a pedestrian connection to trails on the water’s edge, along with an entry point into a public playground, according to the plans.
A street separates the apartment buildings from 248 rowhomes on the riverfront side of the land’s complex. Those range from three to five beds, and include either one and roof decks – or two-car parking.
It’s the newest –and possibly the largest–project to tap the northern banks of the Delaware River for residential development.
Almost 1,100 new homes, such as apartments and rowhouses, are arriving into a now vacant 30-acre site on the Delaware River.