Update: Large New Construction on Fairmount Ave. is Moving Along and Apparently Expanding

We’ve had our eye on this site since the fall, first telling you about this big and exciting project in October, and then showing you some ongoing demolition photos in December. 1424 Fairmount Ave. was most recently was a seafood warehouse, but has been completely demolished and a new structure is rising on the site.

In the past
Mid-demolition, from around Christmas

Here’s a shot from a slightly greater distance from just a few days ago:


Also in October, we wondered about the fate of Prince’s Fairmount 1500 Lounge, a former nuisance bar in an interesting building that sat immediately next door to the old seafood warehouse. Like the warehouse next door, Prince’s came down at the end of December.

Former Prince's, on the corner of 15th and Fairmount Ave.

While a building is rising on the site of the former warehouse, the Prince’s corner still sits vacant. But apparently not for long. From what we can gather from a new zoning application for this site, the developers will be constructing an addition to their still-under-construction building on this corner, adding three additional apartments and a vacant commercial space. Several readers commented on earlier posts, lamenting the absence of commercial space in this project. Whelp, it seems like that gripe will be addressed.

Rendering of the original project, sans addition

Harman Deutch is listed on the zoning application, indicating that they will also be doing the design work for the addition. We imagine the design will fit right in with the building that’s already been approved.

Kudos to the developers for going the extra mile here and adding a new commercial space to Fairmount Ave.! Now who do locals want to see in that space?