Fishtown is a fun, trendy neighborhood in Philadelphia. Pier parks, concert venues, and entertainment in many forms by the Delaware River are a short stroll away. Therefore, it is no surprise that the area has become a destination for young professionals who do not mind some noise and density.
The project site was a vacant lot located next to the elevated Interstate-95 highway. This modest lot accommodates 12 single-family homes in a townhouse style. Each home is three stories tall. All spaces in these homes are habitable, which includes their basements and roofs. Facades are composed of bricks, metal panels, and fiber cement sidings, all muted in tone.
Between the two rows of homes is adequate space for 20 private parking spaces. That is a whopping 1.6 cars per household ratio, which is unusual in a dense city.