This year has seen a steady stream of construction filings around Kensington, mostly in the lowrise, small-scale category. In a sign of accelerating growth of the local real estate market, developer Greenpointe Construction, Inc. is proposing a seven-story, 150-unit residential structure at 2400 East Huntingdon Street, designed by KCA Design Associates. At approximately 85 feet in height, the building will be the tallest in the Olde Richmond neighborhood, and one of the area’s largest apartment buildings at 122,500 total square feet. The complex will also include 11,900 square feet of retail and a garage for 45 vehicles.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant three-story structure at 2401 Frankford Avenue in Kensington. The triangular-shaped building is located at the intersection of Frankford and Trenton avenues. The property is owned by Plonczyk Angela and Plonczyk Darek.
While Norris Square generally sees small-scale development, the broad, predominantly industrial North American Street is seeing an increasing number of large-scale proposals. A 179-unit building is planned to rise at 1705 North American Street, replacing a food manufacturing building. The building is designed by Atrium Design Group and is planned to rise 77 feet tall, in anticipation of a zoning variance to surpass the current 60-foot limit. The six-story structure will also feature retail on the ground floor and 42 surface parking spaces.
Demolition permits have been filed for a three-story structure at 3246 Kensington Avenue in Kensington. The prewar structure, located near the corner of Kensington Avenue and East Westmorland Street, once featured retail at the ground floor and residential space on the floors above, and has sat boarded up and abandoned since some time between late 2014 and early 2015. The property is under the ownership of KCT Properties I LLC.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 1238 North Howard Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The building will feature a roof deck and will not exceed 48 feet in height, including the roof access pilot house. Maher Abdelaal is the listed design professional and Katz Deborah Grossberg and Phillips Brain Denny are the listed owners.