1952-58 N Front Street Rendering

46-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned for Former Banks on Front Street

Last week, there was a bunch of uproar from nearby neighbors and architecture lovers across Philadelphia after a demolition notice was posted on the former Ninth National Bank and the Industrial Trust, Title & Savings Co. at 1952-58 N. Front Street in Kensington. When we saw the zoning permit issued for the demolition of the Read more about 46-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned for Former Banks on Front Street[…]

Kensington National Bank Rendering

59-Unit Redevelopment of Furness Bank Site in Fishtown Planned

Even if you’re not an architecture buff, you’ve likely admired the beautiful bank building standing proudly at Frankford Avenue and Girard Avenue in Fishtown. Currently a Wells Fargo, the structure was completed in 1878 as the Kensington National Bank and was designed by the renowned architect Frank Furness. As the Frankford and Girard intersection has Read more about 59-Unit Redevelopment of Furness Bank Site in Fishtown Planned[…]

404 Fountain Street wright cottage

55 Units Planned on Site of Historic Roxborough House

The Wright Cottage at 404 Fountain Street in Roxborough was designated to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in June of this year because of its distinctive architectural style after being nominated by the Ridge Park Civic Association and the Keeping Society of Philadelphia. The structure, originally built in the 1850’s, was most recently used Read more about 55 Units Planned on Site of Historic Roxborough House[…]

1428 Callowhill Rendering - j2a Architects

162-Unit Building to Replace Parking Lot at 15th and Callowhill

Just over 5 years ago, the majority of the block just west of Broad Street between Callowhill Street and Carlton Street was dedicated to surface parking lots. That all changed when Hanover North broke ground in the summer of 2016. The Hanover North project eliminated most of the asphalt on the block, but a small Read more about 162-Unit Building to Replace Parking Lot at 15th and Callowhill[…]

Cameron Square Rendering

115 Apartments, 34 Townhomes Planned on Francisville Triangle

The white whale of Francisville has continued to sit vacant with multiple plans for development over the years. The last major update we gave about the property was in August of 2019, when zoning permits were issued for a 4-story, 61-unit building with ground floor retail and 21 parking spaces on the southern portion of Read more about 115 Apartments, 34 Townhomes Planned on Francisville Triangle[…]

36-42 S. 2nd Street Philadelphia

66-Unit Building to Replace Old City Parking Lot

If you read our articles often, you know that we’re not big fans of surface parking lots, especially when they’re close to public transit within the urban core. Over the last several years, we’ve seen multiple Center City surface parking lots developed with more currently in the planning stages of development. Let’s add another to Read more about 66-Unit Building to Replace Old City Parking Lot[…]

3030 North Broad Street Rendering - Coscia Moos Architecture

30-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Planned at Broad and Toronto

We’ve covered a bunch of projects on North Broad Street between city hall and Girard Avenue with a handful more stretching up past Temple University. However, We’ve only covered a couple of proposals above North Philadelphia Station. We see this changing over the coming years as developers continue to embrace transit-oriented development sites. You can’t Read more about 30-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Planned at Broad and Toronto[…]