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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24-Unit Building Rising in Kensington

Another mid-rise apartment building is coming to Kensington, hoping to supply pent-up demand for transit-accessible units in Philadelphia’s Riverwards. As we’ve mentioned many times before, the area surrounding Front St. and the El is exploding. Momentum has pushed from the Girard Station, to Berks, and is now moving towards the York-Dauphin stop. Just east of Read more about 24-Unit Building Rising in Kensington[…]

63 Units + Retail Proposed for Kensington Under the El

The area surrounding the York-Dauphin Station continues to see project proposals and developments move forward. We’ve told you about a 147-unit proposal on Boston St., a 107-unit proposal on York St., a 106-unit proposal on York St., and a 19-unit mixed-use project that has broken ground on York St. Big things are planned for 2315 Read more about 63 Units + Retail Proposed for Kensington Under the El[…]

32 Units + Retail Planned Near the Berks El Station

The area around the Berks El Station continues to evolve. We’ve told you about countless developments on N. Front St. and surrounding blocks (check out our map page). Right between the 28-unit mixed-use project and the 30-unit warehouse conversion plan we wrote about on West Berks St., another development is moving forward. Back in February Read more about 32 Units + Retail Planned Near the Berks El Station[…]

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Harrowgate Warehouse Conversion: 119 Units + 27 Commercial Spaces

We’ve told you that Harrowgate is becoming a hot spot for artists and makers that are looking for affordable space to live and work while still living close to quality public transportation. The neighborhood, which is situated around the Tioga El stop, is filled with large industrial buildings and blocks of rowhomes. We’ve previously written Read more about Harrowgate Warehouse Conversion: 119 Units + 27 Commercial Spaces[…]

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14-Unit Mixed-Use Property To Rise Under the El in Kensington

North Front Street’s revival continues. Properties are changing hands, buildings are getting renovated, and empty lots are being developed. Residents and retailers are putting down roots next to the elevated tracks of the Market-Frankford Line at an accelerated pace. We’ve told you about a bunch of projects surrounding the Berks El Stop on the border Read more about 14-Unit Mixed-Use Property To Rise Under the El in Kensington[…]

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32-Unit Project Near 2nd & Cecil B. Moore Needs a Variance

The intersection of 2nd and Cecil B. Moore Ave. is on fire. Last week, we told you that phase 1 of a 54-unit mixed-use project was under construction. We also recently told you about a 93-unit proposal on the northeast corner of the intersection. The old warehouse on that property has already been demolished. On Read more about 32-Unit Project Near 2nd & Cecil B. Moore Needs a Variance[…]

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48 Units Coming to 7th & Girard After Theater is Demolished

The area of West Girard Avenue between Northern Liberties and Broad Street has finally started to see some developments move forward over the last few years. There have been many infill and small rehab projects as well as larger projects surrounding the avenue. We also told you about a plan for a 120-unit mixed-use project Read more about 48 Units Coming to 7th & Girard After Theater is Demolished[…]