508 West Montgomery Avenue Rendering

78-Unit Building to Replace Parking Lot in Kensington

About a month ago, we told you about plans for a 74-unit building that will replace a surface parking lot at Randolph Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in South Kensington. Well, it looks like the same development group is planning another surface parking lot replacing building just up the block. In anticipation of the Read more about 78-Unit Building to Replace Parking Lot in Kensington[…]

Immaculate Conception Church

45-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned for Northern Liberties Church

Back in April, we told you that developers were seeking a variance to replace Vesper Day Club in Northern Liberties with 20 townhomes. We also told you that the same group planned on building 16 more townhomes to the east of the Vesper site and also owned the historic church next door at Front and Read more about 45-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned for Northern Liberties Church[…]

5230-32 Germantown Avenue Rendering

40-Unit Building to Replace Germantown Parking Lot

Over the last decade, we’ve seen a ton of surface parking lots in Center City and surrounding Philadelphia neighborhoods replaced with multifamily and mixed-use buildings. These are some of our favorite types of projects as they turn storage lots for automobiles into homes for people and local businesses. Today, we have another surface parking lot Read more about 40-Unit Building to Replace Germantown Parking Lot[…]

Sanctuary Village Rendering

Tiny Home Community for the Homeless Approved by Zoning Board of Adjustment

Last week, the zoning board of adjustment (ZBA) approved a project at 7801 State Road next to the Pennypack Trail in Holmesburg aimed at fighting homelessness in Philadelphia. The project will consist of 28 tiny detached homes. A shared kitchen, dining area, and bathroom will be incorporated into an existing structure on the parcel. The Read more about Tiny Home Community for the Homeless Approved by Zoning Board of Adjustment[…]

1700 Randolph Street Rendering

74-Unit Building to Replace South Kensington Parking Lot

The area between 5th and 6th Street surrounding Cecil B. Moore Avenue has some of the coolest loft-style apartment buildings in the city. Along 5th Street, you have the Sewing Factory, The Tie Factory, and The Lamp Factory. Human Robot Brewery and Suttons bar and restaurant also call this block home. On the corner of Read more about 74-Unit Building to Replace South Kensington Parking Lot[…]

4040-50 Walnut Street Rendering

136-Unit, Mixed-Use Project Planned at 41st and Walnut in University City

A couple of months ago, we saw demolition permits issued for some stately buildings near the corner of 41st Street and Walnut Street in University City and knew some kind of dense development had to be on the horizon. We now have more information on what to expect here in anticipation of November’s Civic Design Read more about 136-Unit, Mixed-Use Project Planned at 41st and Walnut in University City[…]

1716 Frankford Avenue

50-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Planned on Fishtown Parking Lot Near Palmer Park

Palmer Park is one of the great small neighborhood parks in Philadelphia. It’s located along Frankford Avenue in the heart of Fishtown’s commercial corridor. The community hosts live music performances, cleanups, and other events at the park to keep it activated and looking its best. Every time we sit in Palmer Park, though, we wonder Read more about 50-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Planned on Fishtown Parking Lot Near Palmer Park[…]