2000-E-Westmoreland-St

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[…]

1221 N 4th St Firehouse

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[…]

6365-69 Germantown Ave.

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[…]

The Arsenal - Philadelphia

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[…]

2527 N. Broad St. - E.A. Wright Bank Note Company Building

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[…]

The Poplar Post Brothers

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[…]

701 w berks st school redevelopment

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[…]

1700 N Howard St Rendering

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[…]