Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed sustained construction progress at a six-story, 127-unit development at 1901-19 East York Street in East Kensington. The project is situated on the eastern corner of the intersection of East York and Jasper streets. Designed by LRK, the structure spans 115,293 square feet and will offer artist studio space on the ground floor and will include elevator service, balconies, a green roof, and 27 parking spaces. Permits list Equinox Management & Construction as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $20.4 million.
The development rises two short blocks east of the York-Dauphin Station on the Market-Frankford Line, which runs above the Front Street commercial corridor. The roof deck promises to offer sweeping skyline views, given the building’s prominence over its surroundings.
In recent years, the surrounding blocks, particularly to the east of Front Street, have seen a surge of predominantly residential construction. These new developments, many of which feature ground-floor retail, are rapidly revitalizing a neighborhood that has not seen any notable growth in decades, and make effective use oof the city’s transit-adjacent properties.
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This little pocket of East Kensington is exploding with new development- almost Piazza level.
I live East of Frankford and south of York down by Green Eggs. It is nice to see all this development over there in addition to the construction by the circle currently going on.
More green-haired people in our neighborhoods who are ok paying 75 percent of their salary on rent and the other 25 on lattes! Yay lucky us!
Yeah, lucky you. Those green-haired people will be supporting local businesses, paying Philadelphia taxes, and helping fill in areas that were otherwise vacant trash lots with little eyes on the street. You’re welcome for the additional coffee shop options, though!