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106 Units Proposed on Blighted Lot in Kensington

You have heard us preach transit-oriented development time after time. People want to live near public transportation, especially near the subway. That is why we have seen development follow the path of the train lines. Take the eastern side of the Market Frankford Line as an example. Development started in Old City (2nd St.), moved Read more about 106 Units Proposed on Blighted Lot in Kensington[…]

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20-Unit + Retail Project Proposed for Kensington on Frankford Ave.

East Kensington and Olde Richmond have seen an explosion of new residential development over the last several years as the energy of Fishtown has bled into these two adjacent neighborhoods. Although the area has seen an influx of new residents, the retail scene has lagged behind. We have seen some new businesses open up in Read more about 20-Unit + Retail Project Proposed for Kensington on Frankford Ave.[…]

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56-Unit + Retail Modular Project Rising Quickly in Kensington

East Kensington is experiencing an influx of investment and residential density as a result of the neighborhood’s industrial past and its designation as an opportunity zone. Old factories and warehouses have been converted to new uses. Other large vacant lots are being developed into dense multi-family and mixed-use new construction projects. There are several Industrial Read more about 56-Unit + Retail Modular Project Rising Quickly in Kensington[…]

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17-Unit Mixed-Use Building Coming to Kensington

Transit-oriented development is catching on in Philadelphia’s outlying neighborhoods. We have seen a ton of development surrounding the Berks El Station over the last few years. A 93-unit mixed-use building is under construction near Front and Norris, a 17-unit mixed-use building recently broke ground at Front and Coral, and a warehouse will soon be replaced Read more about 17-Unit Mixed-Use Building Coming to Kensington[…]

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107 Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned For Kensington

We have told you before that the area to the east of the York-Dauphin El Station is prime for large-scale, dense development in the coming years. This area sits within a Federal Opportunity Zone and is composed of multiple large IRMX and RM-1 parcels. These parcels will allow for dense residential development by-right because of Read more about 107 Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned For Kensington[…]

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19 Unit Mixed-Use Building Breaks Ground in Kensington

The area to the east of the York-Dauphin El Station continues to develop. There are multiple new construction projects and rehabs happening in the area. There are also a bunch of massive vacant lots and under-utilized industrial buildings in the neighborhood. We see these as huge opportunities for future development. We recently told you about Read more about 19 Unit Mixed-Use Building Breaks Ground in Kensington[…]

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155 Unit Mixed-Use Project Rising at Frankford and Lehigh – Kensington Courts

It seems like we’re bringing a massive development project in the Riverwards to your attention 8 days a week. Development is everywhere in this section of the city. Housing prices and rents have only gone in one direction over the last decade; up. We thought the prices in Fishtown were getting ridiculous a few years Read more about 155 Unit Mixed-Use Project Rising at Frankford and Lehigh – Kensington Courts[…]

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147 Residential Units + Artist Studios Coming to Kensington

The 30,817 square foot IRMX zoned lot at the intersection of Emerald and Hagert streets in Kensington had a long history as a textile factory. Providence Dye Works and later Hart & Foster Dyers & Finishers called 1924-44 E. Hagert St. their home for a 100+ year period when this area of Philadelphia was called Read more about 147 Residential Units + Artist Studios Coming to Kensington[…]

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Historic Weisbrod & Hess Brewery on Martha St. in Kensington Sold – Reuse on the Horizon

If you walk down Martha St. in Kensington today, you will notice that the old Weisbrod & Hess Brewery barrel house sticks out like a sore thumb. Across the street from the barrel house, you will see other buildings from the former brewery that have been restored. A large section of the complex now hosts Read more about Historic Weisbrod & Hess Brewery on Martha St. in Kensington Sold – Reuse on the Horizon[…]

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95 Residential Units + Retail Development Breaks Ground Near the Berks El Stop

The area around the Berks El stop has been on fire. Berks station is one of the faster growing Market-Frankford Line stations in ridership numbers. The amount of people using the Berks El stop increased 214% from 2001 to 2016. This does not surprise us much as the Berks station serves Fishtown and Kensington, two Read more about 95 Residential Units + Retail Development Breaks Ground Near the Berks El Stop[…]