1730-54 N. 2nd St. Rendering

115-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Proposed on 2nd St. in Kensington

Second Street and American Street north of Girard Avenue in South Kensington are exploding with growth. Several large projects have recently been completed, are under construction, and are in the pipeline. Check out our Map Page for a breakdown of the projects we’ve covered. Better yet, hop on your bike and take a cruise down Read more about 115-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Proposed on 2nd St. in Kensington[…]

1300 N. Howard St. development

112-Unit, Mixed-Use, Adaptive Reuse Project Proposed in Kensington

The commercial energy from the Frankford Avenue and Front Street Fishtown commercial corridors has interestingly spilled over westward to the intersection of Howard and Thompson Street. Over the last couple of years, we have seen several businesses open up within residentially zoned properties on the southeastern side of the 1300 block of North Howard Street. Read more about 112-Unit, Mixed-Use, Adaptive Reuse Project Proposed in Kensington[…]

175-W-Oxford-St-Rendering

Construction Permits Issued for 128-Unit Building in Kensington

The megablock between 2nd St., Hancock St., Oxford St., and Turner St. has been sitting vacant for years as South Kensington has boomed with development around it. Plans for the 60,000 square foot, RSA-5 zoned property at 175 W. Oxford St. came to light in 2019 when developers proposed 159 residential units, more than 32,000 Read more about Construction Permits Issued for 128-Unit Building in Kensington[…]

1640 N. Hancock St. Rendering

110 Units + Retail Proposed on Site of Kensington Horse Stable

Every time we’ve passed by the horse stable at Hancock St. and Cecil B. Moore Ave. in recent years, we’ve wondered when the large piece of land that was formerly part of the Keystone Knitting Mills would get developed. A place to keep horses and carriages just does not seem appropriate anymore in an area Read more about 110 Units + Retail Proposed on Site of Kensington Horse Stable[…]

330 cecil b moore under construction

42-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Rising in Kensington

The area surrounding Germantown Avenue and Cecil B. Moore Avenue is undergoing an incredible renaissance. The Riverwards Group built and sold out a 57-unit mixed-use development on the southwest corner of 5th and Cecil B. Moore. A new brewery/restaurant (Human Robot Brewery / Poe’s Sandwich Joint) and another bar/restaurant (Sutton’s) opened just north of Cecil Read more about 42-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Rising in Kensington[…]

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[…]