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105 Units + Retail Proposed at Front and Berks in Kensington

In August of 2019, developers acquired the 12,005 CMX-2.5 zoned site at 1904-22 N. Front St. from the Norris Square Economic Development Corporation for $2.1 million. The parcel currently holds a low-rise building that was formerly a bank and surface parking lot. The development team proceeded to acquire the adjacent corner parcel at 1900-02 N. Read more about 105 Units + Retail Proposed at Front and Berks in Kensington[…]

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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[…]

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45 Units + Artist Studios Rising Near the Berks El Stop

If you’ve been reading our articles, you’ll know that the area around the Berks El Station is booming. Several large mixed-use and multi-family projects are in the planning phases, under construction, or recently completed. The 28-unit + retail project at Front and Berks is now rising quickly. A 95-unit + retail project is topped out Read more about 45 Units + Artist Studios Rising Near the Berks El Stop[…]

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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38-Unit Mixed-Use Plan on Front St. in Kensington Moving Forward?

It was only about 5 years ago that development pioneers began building under the El on Front St. in Fishtown and Kensington. Trying to rent out an apartment within feet of the roaring train line did not seem like an easy task. Slowly, projects were built. Renters appreciated the close proximity to public transit and Read more about 38-Unit Mixed-Use Plan on Front St. in Kensington Moving Forward?[…]

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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[…]