Kensington

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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Rendering of 1221-25 North 4th Street. Credit: Continuum Architecture.

Construction Anticipated at Engine 29 Firehouse at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington

Construction work has not yet started at Engine 29 Firehouse, a renovation and expansion project at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington, as noted in a recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY. The development will involve a rear five-story addition to the existing three-story firehouse. The ground floor of the existing structure will be renovated into commercial space, while the upper floors will be converted into nine residential units. Designed by Continuum Architecture, the new addition will allow the development to include an additional 20 residential units, as well as parking for 14 cars and 15 bicycles.

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171 West Berks Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. September 2022

Construction Complete at 171 West Berks Street in Kensington

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction work is complete at a five-story, 28-unit rental building at 171 West Berks Street in Norris Square. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the building will feature ground-level retail and residential amenities such as a fitness center, bicycle storage, and nine parking spaces. The roof deck will offer a lounge area, a dog park, yoga space, and sweeping skyline views.

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Rendering of 1701 North 2nd Street. Credit: Stuart Rosenberg Architects.

Construction Nearly Complete at 1701 North 2nd Street in Kensington

Philadelphia YIMBY has recently visited the site of a six-story mixed-use building that is nearing completion at 1701 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by Stuart Rosenberg Architects and developed by Brick Capital, the loft-styled structure, situated at the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, rises 70 feet tall to the main roof and 84 feet to the top of the elevator bulkhead. The development will feature commercial space on the ground floor, a roof deck, and parking for 23 cars. Permits list Bohler Engineering as a designer and City Center Construction Corp. as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $10 million.

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