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138-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in East Kensington

There are several large projects planned or under construction in the pocket of East Kensington surrounding the York-Dauphin El Station. We’ve covered many of them. Check out our map page to see what’s happening nearby. We plan on doing a few East Kensington project updates in the near future, but today we’ll bring you a Read more about 138-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in East Kensington[…]

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New Permits Issued for 2-Story Addition, 308 Total Units at Fishtown Power Plant

A little more than a week ago, we told you about plans to build 258 residential units at the former Delaware Generating Station at 1325 Beach St. along the Delaware Rive in Fishtown. 216 of these units were to be within the existing building and another 42 were to be within an addition. Building permits Read more about New Permits Issued for 2-Story Addition, 308 Total Units at Fishtown Power Plant[…]

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54-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Underway in Harrowgate

I’ve told you about several adaptive reuse projects happening in the booming Harrowgate neighborhood of Philadelphia. There are many more that are underway and in the planning phases that I haven’t gotten around to writing about yet. This section of the city is made up of large old industrial buildings surrounded by row homes. The Read more about 54-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Underway in Harrowgate[…]

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29-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Approved in Kensington

Back in 2018, the Redevelopment Authority put out a request for proposal for the purchase and redevelopment of the historic firehouse at 1221-25 N. 4th St. in Kensington. The building was constructed in 1893 and operated as a firehouse until 1979 when it was deemed not suitable for the size of modern firetrucks. Since then, Read more about 29-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Approved in Kensington[…]

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Permits Issued for 14-Unit + Commercial Project in Germantown

Building permits were issued on January 18th for a 14-unit project at 6365-69 Germantown Ave. The CMX-2 zoned property, which is more than 36 feet wide and 125 feet deep in some sections, holds a stately 4-story masonry building with two bay windows and a large addition off the back. A demolition permit for the Read more about Permits Issued for 14-Unit + Commercial Project in Germantown[…]

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A Former Ammunition Factory is Transforming into a Creative Office Complex in Bridesburg

The Frankford Arsenal is a 20-acre complex that originally opened in 1816. Ammunition and weapons were manufactured, stored, repaired, and engineered at the location, which played a major part in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and The Vietnam War. At its peak, 22,000 people worked at The Arsenal. Everything from muskets Read more about A Former Ammunition Factory is Transforming into a Creative Office Complex in Bridesburg[…]

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94-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned for Historic North Broad St. Building

We’ve covered a ton of projects on North Broad Street and have repeatedly mentioned the upward trajectory of the thoroughfare. Most developments that we have written about and that have broken ground have been south of Girard Avenue, though. We see this changing in the coming years and recently told you about a 70-unit project Read more about 94-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned for Historic North Broad St. Building[…]

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Inside Look: 285-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Nearing Completion at 9th & Poplar

It was just over a year ago that I brought the renovation of the Quaker Building at 9th and Poplar to your attention. The 400,000 square foot structure, built in 1918 and originally used as a warehouse for Strawbridge & Clothier, sat blighted for years along the SEPTA elevated tracks between Poplar St. and Girard Read more about Inside Look: 285-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Nearing Completion at 9th & Poplar[…]

5423 Germantown Avenue

16-Unit + Retail Adaptive Reuse Project in Germantown

5423 Germantown Ave. was originally built in the 1870’s as the Germantown Masonic Hall. The Gothic Revival building was most recently occupied by the Cunningham Piano Company, which used the building as a showroom from the 1970’s through 2016 when the building was sold for redevelopment. Cunningham, founded in 1891 and one of the oldest Read more about 16-Unit + Retail Adaptive Reuse Project in Germantown[…]