Kensington

2034 North Front Street. November 2022

Construction Underway at 2034 North Front Street in Kensington

Around the start of the year, permits were issued for the construction of a four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 2034 North Front Street in Kensington. At this time, nearly a year later, construction is well underway at the development, which replaces a vacant lot on the west side of the block between West Norris Street and Diamond Street, next to the Market-Frankford Line el. The structure will span 8,086 square feet, which translates to an average of around 1,000 square feet per apartment, and will feature 540 square feet of ground-level retail and a cellar. The roof deck will likely offer views of the skyline. Permits list the Estate of Anna Reinman as the owner, Christopher Carickhoff as the design professional, and V2 Properties Construction Management LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $1.38 million.

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Rendering of 2000-20 East Hagert Street. Credit: T + Associates.

Construction Site Cleared at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that a construction has been cleared for a seven-story, 108-unit multi-family project at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington. The development will rise on a site bound by East Hagert Street to the east, Emerald Street to the north, and East Boston Street to the west. Designed by T + Associates, the structure will span 93,832 square feet and will include 13 artist studios and underground parking for 19 cars, as well as space for 37 bicycles. The project will also include a green roof and a roof deck.

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2000 East Huntingdon Street. Building elevation. Credit: Here's The Plan, LLC via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 2000 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit apartment building at 2000 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the southern corner of the intersection between East Huntingdon and Emerald streets. The building will span 3,000 square feet and will feature a basement and a roof deck, the latter apparently reserved for use by the topmost unit. Permits list Paul Dietz III as the architect of record and Qazim Kupa as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $144,000.

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Rendering of 1640-48 North Hancock Street. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Construction Pending at 1640-48 North Hancock Street in Kensington

A recent site visit has revealed that construction has not yet started at a six-story, 110-unit mixed-use development at 1640-48 North Hancock Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will feature commercial space on the ground floor and a garage. The structure will hold 119,155 square feet of floor space. Construction costs are specified at $10.5 million.

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2000 North Front Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. September 2022

Construction Underway at 2000 North Front Street in Fishtown

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY observed construction progress at a five-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 2000 North Front Street in Fishtown. The structure will rise at the northwest corner of Front and Norris streets, replacing a dilapidated and boarded-up three-story prewar building. The development will offer 22,992 square feet of interior space, which will include a commercial component. Features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will likely offer sweeping skyline views due to the structure’s relative prominence. Permits list Dr. Jerry Ginsberg as the owner, KCA Design Associates as the architect, and Tota Builders, Inc. [sic] as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $710,000.

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