Kensington

1500 Germantown Avenue. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2022

Construction Tops Out at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has noted considerable construction progress at a three-story mixed-use development underway at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. The structure rises from a formerly vacant, wedge-shaped property at the northwest cornet of Germantown Avenue and Jefferson Street. Designed by Cheryl Poulos Architect, the building will span 5,359 square feet, which will include over 1,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space, a cellar, and a roof deck. Permits list Philly Parking Solutions as the contractor and indicate a construction cost of $400,000.

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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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3418 H Street. Building elevation. Credit: Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 3418 H Street in Harrowgate, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit apartment building at 3418 H Street in Harrowgate, Kensington. The development will replace a single-story garage situated on the southwest corner of the intersection of East Russell and H streets. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the building will span 3,640 square feet, lending an average of 910 square feet per unit, and will feature a cellar. Permits list RDM Builders as the contractor and a construction cost of $414,523.20.

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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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