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[…]

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50-Unit Adaptive Reuse Proposed for School at 7th and York

It looks like the former St. Edward the Confessor Catholic School at 7th and York St. in the Hartranft neighborhood could finally find a new lease on life. The school building along with the church and other parish buildings on the same block are amazing architectural specimens. We could not be happier to hear that Read more about 50-Unit Adaptive Reuse Proposed for School at 7th and York[…]

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103 Units + Commercial Proposed in Kensington Near the Berks El Station

When we started telling people to buy property on the west side of Front St. near the Berks El Station more than 5 years ago, we could not have imagined that the neighborhood would develop as quickly as it has. We knew it had some great characteristics and was prime for growth, but did not Read more about 103 Units + Commercial Proposed in Kensington Near the Berks El Station[…]

Germantown High School building

352 Units Proposed within Historic Germantown High School Buildings

It looks like a clear plan for the massive Germantown High School complex is finally coming to fruition. The fate of this historic property has been uncertain since it closed in 2013 and the School District of Philadelphia decided to dispose of it shortly thereafter. The main school building was originally constructed in 1914 with Read more about 352 Units Proposed within Historic Germantown High School Buildings[…]

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19-Story Overbuild of Freeman’s Auction House Approved by Historical Commission

A 19-story overbuild of the Freeman’s Auction House at 1810 Chestnut St. has been approved by the Philadelphia Historical Commission according to Cecil Baker + Partners, the architect behind the project. The existing 6-story structure was built in 1923 and was the home of Freeman’s until last year, when the company moved into spaces at Read more about 19-Story Overbuild of Freeman’s Auction House Approved by Historical Commission[…]

Harbison's Dairy under renovation

86 Units + Commercial Space Coming to Kensington’s Harbison’s Dairy Building

What a long strange stretch these last 6 weeks have been. With construction resuming on Friday, we figured it would be a good time to start bringing you more Philadelphia development news. Hopefully, this will be the start of a return to some semblance of normal life. If you live anywhere near Kensington, you’re likely Read more about 86 Units + Commercial Space Coming to Kensington’s Harbison’s Dairy Building[…]

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12 Units Rising within Old and New Structures in Fishtown

Trenton Avenue is a wide street constructed of Belgian blocks that runs through Fishtown and Olde Richmond. The avenue once held the elevated tracks of the Trenton Railroad. Up until about 10 years ago, the stretch of the road between Norris and Dauphin was mostly made up of vacant lots and large industrial properties. Oh, Read more about 12 Units Rising within Old and New Structures in Fishtown[…]

Daniel Boone School Northern Liberties Philadelphia

45-Unit Daniel Boone School in Northern Liberties is Getting Refreshed

The Daniel Boone School at 109 W. Wildey St. in Northern Liberties stands in the shadows of the Piazza. The Gothic Revival building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1926 with hints of Art Deco elements. In 1988, the school building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The school Read more about 45-Unit Daniel Boone School in Northern Liberties is Getting Refreshed[…]

Billy Penn Studios is Bringing Offices and Retail to Kensington

The popular narrative about emerging neighborhoods is that the artists come, the residents move in, and then the coffee shops, bars, and restaurants open up shop. One important factor in a neighborhood becoming successful and sustainable that is missing from this timeline is the introduction of offices and other non-service-related employment centers. Without jobs being Read more about Billy Penn Studios is Bringing Offices and Retail to Kensington[…]

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285-Unit Warehouse Conversion Underway at 9th & Poplar

The hulking building at 9th and Poplar has sat vacant and blighted for years upon years. The building was originally constructed in 1918 and used as a warehouse for Strawbridge & Clothier. It has more recently been referred to as the Quaker Building. The structure sits between the western edge of Northern Liberties and the Read more about 285-Unit Warehouse Conversion Underway at 9th & Poplar[…]