Kensington

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

Construction Anticipated at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed no signs of construction at the site of a three-story, three-unit residential building proposed at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square. The development will replace a vacant lot situated on the north side of the block between North Orianna Street and North 4th Street. The structure will span a 1,026-square-foot ground footprint and will contain 3,787 square feet of interior space, which gives an average of just over 1,200 square feet per apartment. Building features will include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer unobstructed views in most directions. Permits list Jessie Claus as the owner, David McArthur as the design professional, and GTMO Development LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $250,000.

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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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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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