1300 n howard st rendering

Details Emerge for 112-Unit Adaptive Reuse Proposal in Kensington

Back in June, we told you that developers were pursuing a 112-unit, mixed-use, adaptive reuse project with 47 automobile parking spaces at 1300 North Howard Street in Kensington. The plan entails constructing a 3.5-story addition on top of the 1-story existing warehouse on the site. At the time that we posted that article, we only Read more about Details Emerge for 112-Unit Adaptive Reuse Proposal in Kensington[…]

5521-23 Market Street

58-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in West Philly

If you’ve take the El through West Philadelphia, you’ve probably noticed the hulking beige building on the north side of the 5500 block of Market Street. The 29,760 square foot structure bears the name of the Advance Storage Co., but historical maps indicate the building was originally a power house. The 5,012 square foot CMX-3 Read more about 58-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in West Philly[…]

Penn Home Fishtown

Fishtown’s Penn Home to be Converted into 45 Residential Units + Restaurant

Penn Home at 1401 E. Susquehanna Avenue in Fishtown opened in 1848 and provided shelter for women older than 59 years of age until it closed in September of 2020. The abrupt closing caused concerns across the community about what would become of the property and its structures dating from 1769 to the 1950s. Shortly Read more about Fishtown’s Penn Home to be Converted into 45 Residential Units + Restaurant[…]

1900 South 16th Street

Point Breeze Church to be Converted into 45 Apartments

We’ve seen way too many churches around Philadelphia get demolished or left to sit and rot. These buildings are typically difficult to convert into apartments, especially when they have been neglected and maintenance has been deferred for decades. However, there have been more than a handful of success stories where churches have been converted into Read more about Point Breeze Church to be Converted into 45 Apartments[…]

1838-42 E. Huntingdon Street

52-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in East Kensington

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 Read more about 52-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in East Kensington[…]

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[…]

1300 N. Howard St. development

112-Unit, Mixed-Use, Adaptive Reuse Project Proposed in Kensington

The commercial energy from the Frankford Avenue and Front Street Fishtown commercial corridors has interestingly spilled over westward to the intersection of Howard and Thompson Street. Over the last couple of years, we have seen several businesses open up within residentially zoned properties on the southeastern side of the 1300 block of North Howard Street. Read more about 112-Unit, Mixed-Use, Adaptive Reuse Project Proposed in Kensington[…]

Willow Street Steam Plant Philadelphia

69 Units + Retail Planned within Willow Street Steam Plant in Callowhill

One of the most iconic buildings in Philadelphia is the blighted Willow Street Steam Plant in Callowhill. The structure, built in 1927, rises more than 160 feet tall and its rusted smokestacks make a dramatic impact on the city’s skyline. For years, Philadelphians have been wondering if anything would ever happen to the steam plant Read more about 69 Units + Retail Planned within Willow Street Steam Plant in Callowhill[…]