We’ve told you about all of the action happening just to the east of the York-Dauphin El Station in East Kensington. More than 700 new apartment units and multiple commercial spaces are under construction or in the pipeline in this transit-accessible section of the city. Check out our map page for details about some of the projects that are turning vacant lots and parking lots into homes for thousands of people.
Just one subway stop to the north in East Kensington, it looks like some more residential density is on the horizon. Just east of the Huntingdon Station, developers are planning a 4-story overbuild of an existing 2-story warehouse at 1838-42 E. Huntingdon Street.
Zoning permits have been issued for the 6-story project, which will total 51,084 square feet when completed and will include 52 residential units, artisan space, and automobile parking spaces. 10 of the residential units will be located within the existing structure and the other 42 will be located within the 4-story overbuild. The project will also include a roof deck.
The 10,759 square foot parcel runs street to street and stands most prominently at the corner of Jasper and Hazzard Streets. Properties that are under different ownership occupy the corner of Jasper and Huntingdon.
Because of 1838-42 E. Huntingdon Street’s Industrial Residential Mixed-Use (IRMX) zoning, this project can proceed by-right. However, due to the project’s unit count, the development team will have to appear before the Civic Design Review (CDR) for non-binding feedback. We imagine that meeting will take place within the next couple of months.
We’re excited to hear that this industrial building is being reused rather than demolished and for residential density to be added less than a block from the Huntingdon El Station. We look forward to seeing the project renderings in the near future in anticipation of the CDR hearing and hope that the development team employs tasteful facade materials for the overbuild.
How do you feel about this project? What kind of materials would you like to see used on the overbuild’s facade?
Kyle is a commercial real estate agent at Rittenhouse Realty Advisors, a homeowner, and a real estate investor in Philadelphia. Kyle uses his extensive Philadelphia real estate market knowledge to help his clients buy and sell multifamily investment properties, development opportunities, and industrial sites.
Email Kyle@RittenhouseRealty.com if you are looking to buy or sell a property