Rendering of 1705 N. American St.

179 Units + Retail Proposed on American St. in Kensington

The transformation of N. American St. in Kensington from an industrial center to a mixed-use corridor will take another step forward if a new proposal at 1705 N. American St. comes to fruition. 1705 N. American St. is a 38,198 square foot Industrial Commercial Mixed-Use (ICMX) zoned property that currently is the location of Drexel Read more about 179 Units + Retail Proposed on American St. in Kensington[…]

Rendering of 1900 N. Front St.

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[…]

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[…]

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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[…]