It's been awhile since we last visited the IceHouse project in Fishtown, at the corner of Columbia & Thompson. Last time, we had learned that the second phase of the project was about to get underway but were surprised to learn that this would involve the construction of a condo building behind the already existing structure and not on the vacant corner lot in front of it. The new building fronts Moyer Street, and has replaced a vacant lot.
Joining the already-existing thirteen condo units built during the first phase of the project will soon be nine additional condos. Parking for these units will be in the same garage used by the folks who bought the first round of condos. Also, there will be a shared green roof space on the top of this building, with a cooking area and a dog park of sorts.
The third phase of the project, which the image above shows has been already been approved, will include thirteen additional condo units as well as a corner commercial space. When all is said and done, it will look like the rendering below, which is a pretty significant upgrade over the now-demolished Dooley’s Icehouse.
We're certainly glad to see this project progressing after some delays between the first and second phase. Hopefully, it will spur some additional development in the area, where on Moyer Street a partially-demolished building continues to sit, waiting for someone to finish the job.