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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2001-2013 Abigail Street. Looking east. Credit: Google

Permits Filed for Nine Buildings at 2001-2013 Abigail Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been filed for the construction of nine single-family structures at 2001-2013 Abigail Street in Fishtown, Kensington. The September filing follows a July permit to create nine lots from six lots spanning a large vacant site at the corner of Abigail Street and Coral Street. The buildings, located on parcels G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, and O will span from footprints ranging from 546 to 763 square feet. Each building will include a roof deck. Buildings on sites J through K will also feature larger footprints (741 to 763 square feet), parking garages, and second-story decks in the rear. CCD 105 LLC is the listed owner for the combined site.

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