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[…]

5627-Germantown-Avenue-Rowell-Building

47-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in Germantown

Get ready for some big changes to the historic building at 5627 Germantown Avenue. The 8-story, 77,436 square foot, CMX-3 zoned building was originally constructed as a 2-story building for the Germantown Trust Company in 1898. In 1929, a major vertical addition was added for use as the bank’s offices. Germantown Trust Company ended up Read more about 47-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in Germantown[…]

Rendering of the redevelopment of the Delaware Generating Station

Renderings of Fishtown Power Plant Redevelopment + Future Phases Released

We’ve reported on several occasions about the ongoing redevelopment of the former Delaware Generating Station at 1325 Beach Street along the Delaware River in Fishtown. Every time we pass by the site, it seems like more progress is happening on the exterior of the existing building. Back in February, zoning permits were issued for a Read more about Renderings of Fishtown Power Plant Redevelopment + Future Phases Released[…]

175-W-Oxford-St-Rendering

Construction Permits Issued for 128-Unit Building in Kensington

The megablock between 2nd St., Hancock St., Oxford St., and Turner St. has been sitting vacant for years as South Kensington has boomed with development around it. Plans for the 60,000 square foot, RSA-5 zoned property at 175 W. Oxford St. came to light in 2019 when developers proposed 159 residential units, more than 32,000 Read more about Construction Permits Issued for 128-Unit Building in Kensington[…]

comly commons rendering

Renderings Released for 139-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project in Kensington

About a month ago, we told you about an adaptive reuse project near the York-Dauphin Station in East Kensington at 1825 E. Boston St. Check out that article for background information about the original structure and the project in general. The project consists of an overbuild of the original structure and a 6-story new construction Read more about Renderings Released for 139-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project in Kensington[…]

2300 Market St. Rendering

222-Unit, 14-Story Overbuild Project Planned at 23rd and Market

About a year ago, plans for a 180 room hotel project at 2300-2324 Market Street came to light. That plan entailed an overbuild that would bring the new structure to 11 total stories and also include office space. It looks like the plans have grown and shifted to a residential, office, and retail mixed-use project. Read more about 222-Unit, 14-Story Overbuild Project Planned at 23rd and Market[…]