2046-50 Lehigh Avenue. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture

Five-Story, 21-Unit Development Proposed at 2046-50 Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington

Permits have been issued for a five-story mixed-use structure with ground-floor commercial space and 21 residential units at 2046-50 Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The site sits between Frankford Avenue and Amber Street. The structure will be constructed on a footprint of 5,000 square feet and include 21,168 square feet of interior space. Seven bike spaces will be included for residents. Ambit Architecture is the project designer. Grit Construction is the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $2.75 million.

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Permits Filed For 2966 Richmond Street In Port Richmond, Kensington

Permits have been filed for the construction of a multi-family building at 2966 Richmond Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The property is located a block between Ann Street and East Indiana Avenue. The building will span a 2,400-square-foot footprint. At the end of last year, permits were filed for the demolition of the three-story residential structure that is currently on site will go under full demolition and the building will soon be completely demolished. The property is owned by 2966 Richmond Associates. The contractor listed for the demolition work is Mangual Demolition Inc.

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1836-1844 East York Street. Credit: Kore Design Architects

Five-Story, 19-Unit Mixed-Use Building Coming to 1836-1844 East York Street in Kensington

In the summer of 2019, construction started on a five-story mixed-use building at 1836-1844 East York Street in Kensington. The five-story development spans a 5,233-square-foot lot and features around 24,600 square feet of floor space, with commercial space at the ground level and 19 residential units above, topped with a roof deck. Kore Design Architecture has released two variations of the design, though both maintain the essential concept of a boxy mass with gently flared projections at the street-facing façade.

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Permits Filed For 2141 East Orleans Street In Port Richmond, Kensington

Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 2141 East Orleans Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The building will replace a vacant lot with a wooden fence blocking the site from the sidewalk, and will span a 600-squafre-foot footprint. The site sits on the west side of the street on a block between Martha Street and Amber Street. The property is owned by 2545 Front Street Holdings.

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Harbisons Dairies Plant at 2041-2055 Coral Street. Credit: SgRA Architects

Conversion in Progress at the Harbisons Dairy at 2041-2055 Coral Street in Fishtown, Kensington

In recent years, Fishtown and greater Kensington have seen an increase in real estate development, which continues in recent months with a string of permit filings, as tracked by Philly YIMBY. While the majority of the projects involve ground-up construction, One of the neighborhood’s largest ongoing developments refurbishes the Harbisons Dairy, a local landmark located at 2041-2055 Coral Street. SgRA Architects are in charge of the design for the historically-protected building into a 55 apartments, extending the structure by two stories, and preserving and repainting the Harbisons Dairy milk bottle, a water tower that doubles as a local skyline icon.

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