A couple of months ago, we told you about plans from Postgreen to construct FRANK 2, a new mixed-use building at 2032-34 Frankford Ave., currently a vacant lot. Today, we have a little bit of new information as well as some pretty new pictures to share. In case you’re forgotten, the lot currently looks like this:
According to Chad Ludeman from Postgreen, Orange Concepts is doing the design work for this property, which will have four apartments and a restaurant space on the first floor. The double-wide building will provide for a dynamic restaurant space, and a rear yard area could potentially turn into outdoor seating. The apartments will be ultra-modern, though finishes haven’t been selected as of yet.
The facade of the building will use reclaimed brick and reclaimed wood procured from Provenance Architecturals in Northern Liberties. The same brick has been used on the 7 Layer House nearby (originally the K’House), which we checked in on last month.
Construction should get underway here in the coming months, ideally once a restaurant tenant is found. This development is not only a positive for the neighborhood and Frankford Avenue because it’s filling in a vacant space, but also because it has the potential to bring something new to the neighborhood with its retail offering. As we discovered last weekend at the soft opening for Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen, Fishtown is craving additional food options. Hopefully, the tenant will scratch an itch for many, filling a need that’s currently underserved.