Olde Kensington

1625-35 North 5th Street. Site conditions prior to redevelopment. Looking north. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for 200-Unit Mixed-Use Development at 1625-35 North 5th Street in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 200-unit mixed-use development at 1625-35 North 5th Street in Olde Kensington. The new structure will rise from a vacant trapezoidal lot situated on the east side of the block between West Oxford Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Designed by HDO Architecture, the structure will span 133,326 square feet, which, in addition to the abovementioned 200 apartments, will include several thousand square feet of commercial space, over 1,000 square feet of miscellaneous assembly space, artist studios, and parking. Permits list Urban Renewal Builders as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $20.1 million, of which $300,000 is allocated toward excavation.

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1440 Front Street. Credit: Canno Design.

Renderings Revealed for 1440 Front Street in Olde Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a 114-unit mixed-use development at 1440 Front Street in Olde KensingtonNorth Philadelphia. Designed by CANNOdesign, the new building will rise seven stories tall and span 88,497 square feet, with commercial space at the ground floor. The ground floor floor will also contain parking for 18 cars and 36 bicycles, along with amenity space. A roof deck will be located at the top of the structure, with an outdoor space at the ground floor and many units also including balcony space.

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101 West Oxford Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2022

Construction Underway at 101 West Oxford Street in Olde Kensington

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has documented significant construction progress at a five-story, 35-unit development at 101 West Oxford Street in Olde Kensington, near the border of Fishtown. The development will feature ground-floor commercial space as well as parking and storage space in the basement, as well as a roof deck and a green roof at the top of the structure.

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1935 North 2nd Street. Rendering credit: Ambit Architecture

Construction Nearly Complete at The Wagon House in Olde Kensington

A recent site visit has revealed that construction work is nearly complete at The Wagon House, a four-story mixed-use building at 1935 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington. The structure will replace a garage and an adjacent lot on the east side of the block between West Berks Street and West Norris Street. Designed by Ambit Architecture, the structure will rise from a combined lot at 1935-39 North 2nd Street and span 10,640 square feet, which will include 1,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space and 13 residential units. The building will feature a basement, full sprinkling, and parking for four bicycles. Permits list Baltimore Select Properties as the contractor and a construction cost of $1.8 million.

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