Olde Kensington

Rendering of 1300 North Howard Street. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Renderings Revealed for 1300 North Howard Street in Olde Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a 112-unit mixed-use development proposed at 1300 North Howard Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will stand five stories tall and feature commercial space will be located in the ground floor, with residential units above, as well as 47 parking spaces for building residents (with two being ADA accessible and three more for electric vehicles), space for 40 bicycles, and 20 bike stalls along the sidewalk.

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Rendering of 1801-59 North American Street. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Permits Issued for 110-Unit Building at 1801-59 North American Street in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 110-unit mixed-use building at 1801-59 North American Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will rise five stories tall, yield 110,772 square feet of space, and will include two commercial spaces at the ground floor in a retail podium. Residential units will be situated above. A common roof deck located atop the second floor, and balconies will offer building residents pleasant outdoor space. The project will include 60 parking spaces, as well as 39 bicycle spaces. The building will also feature a green roof. Tester Construction is listed as the general contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $15.95 million.

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

Permits Issued for Renovation and Expansion at Engine 29 Firehouse at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the 29-unit renovation and expansion at the Engine 29 Firehouse, located at 1221-25 North 4th Street in Olde Kensington. The existing building stands three stories tall, while the new addition to the rear will rise five stories. The ground floor of the existing firehouse will be renovated to create 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 and parking space. The project will include parking for 14 cars and 15 bicycles.

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Current view of 1514 North American Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Eight-Unit Building at 1514 North American Street in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of an eight-unit mixed-use building at 1514 North American Street in Olde Kensington. Upon completion, the new building will rise three stories tall and hold 9,963 square feet of space. A commercial space will sit at the ground floor. A pilot house will lead to the roof of the building. Kevin O’Neill is listed as the design professional behind the project, with Sparti Construction listed as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $1,245,375.

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1500 Germantown Avenue. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Mixed-Use Building at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story mixed-use building at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. The structure will rise from a 1,402-square-foot footprint and will contain 5,359 square feet of mixed residential and commercial interior space. The structure will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and full sprinkling. Permits list Sharara Kazimi and Mirwais Saidi as owners, Cheryl Poulos as the design professional, and Philly Parking Solutions as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $400,000.

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