10 min ago

Lutheran Settlement House Awards Ceremony Honors “Women of Courage”

Two homes are under construction at 1509 - 1511 North Howard Street in Kensington in place of what used to be a vacant lot. The homes are situated next to…

    Lutheran Settlement House Awards Ceremony Honors "Women of Courage" - Spirit News
    More than 350 people gathered at the Crystal Tea Room of the Wanamaker Building for the 11th annual Lutheran Settlement House Women of Courage awards ceremony and luncheon on Wednesday, May 18. The ceremony paid tribute to women making a difference in the community and served as a major fundraiser for the Lutheran Settlement House ...
    https://spiritnews.org

20 min ago

Oops, Seven More Homes Coming in Western South Kensington

Just yesterday, we were telling you about five new homes coming to 6th & Jefferson, and we wondered whether we'd soon see other projects nearby, in the western section...

...post went up, a reader gave us the heads up about some ongoing demolition at 528 W. Oxford St., just a block away from the upcoming five home project. In the past, this corner...

    Oops, Seven More Homes Coming in Western South Kensington
    Just yesterday, we were telling you about five new homes coming to 6th & Jefferson, and we wondered whether we'd soon see other projects nearby, in the western section of South Kensington. It didn't take long. Shortly after our post went up, a reader gave us the heads up about some ongoing demolition at 528 W.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

20 hours ago

Five Homes Planned at 6th & Jefferson

...we just learned about plans for five new homes a block to the north at 6th & Jefferson...

...of other nearby development. With two huge lots just a block to the north at 6th & Oxford, there's certainly still room to grow...

    Five Homes Planned at 6th & Jefferson
    We've seen heaps of development close to Front Street in South Kensington lately, but today we turn our gaze to the western edge of the neighborhood. The last time we visited 6th Street, we had news of several multi-unit buildings under construction, improving a long-blighted stretch between Thompson and Master Streets.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

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44 hours ago

Development News: Know What Buildings Are Popping up on Your Block

Two homes are under construction at 1509 – 1511 North Howard Street in Kensington in place of what used to be a vacant lot. The homes are...

Approximately a year and a half ago, Princeton-based developers purchased the property at 171 West Jefferson Street for $1.2 million (currently a vacant lot). The proposal, approved by the Zoning Board...

The aged five-story Putnam Building at 1627 North 2nd Street is looking much better these days. The Kensington South Community Development Corporation (KSCDC) repaired the...

Two homes are under construction at 1509 - 1511 North Howard Street in Kensington in place of what used to be a vacant lot. The homes are situated next to…

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The 2000 block of East Hazzard Street is undergoing extensive renovations. V2 Properties, a real estate development company, built and sold two...

...renovations. V2 Properties, a real estate development company, built and sold two homes at 2012 – 2014 East Hazzard. Another developer sold the property next door last year. Across the street, V&B Properties...

...which has already been sold. Down the street V2 has taken on another project at 2039 East Hazzard. A different, unnamed developer is also refurbishing two currently vacant homes a few doors over...

    Development News: Know What Buildings Are Popping up on Your Block - Spirit News
    Two homes are under construction at 1509 - 1511 North Howard Street in Kensington in place of what used to be a vacant lot. The homes are situated next to a textile mill and coffee shop. Around the corner on Jefferson Street (next to the Market-Frankford Line), a duplex is also under construction.
    https://spiritnews.org

2 days ago

Drueding Building

1401 North 5th St

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Butt-Fugly Building of the Week: 2400 Chestnut

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2 days ago

Brooding Drueding on the Cusp

...Jules Segal & Sons Company purchased the 1908 and 1920 buildings. The original Drueding factory at Lawrence & Master was acquired by the Redevelopment Authority, who unceremoniously demolished it for a parking lot...

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...Kensington, as well as Shibe Park and the former Aldine Theatre, now the CVS at 19th & Chestnut. By time it was under construction in 1908, the new Drueding factory had grown to...

In 1984, one Robert Afanassiev purchased the property under the name Rala Corp. The vacant building stayed under this ownership until ersatz developer Silica Investments (the same defunct group that was supposed to redevelop 223 Chestnut St) acquired it for $1 Million in 2004.

    Brooding Drueding on the Cusp
    At the corner where Olde Kensington blurs with North Philadelphia's Ludlow neighborhood, this empty eight (and ten) story building has for decades sent out a beacon of blight-visible for so far as a reminder that, in spite of nearby progress, a grimmer reminder of industry's exodus and all it brought stands in plain sight.
    http://hiddencityphila.org

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Good, Bad, and Ugly: A Survey of Fishtown’s New Construction

1400 block of Frankford Avenue

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1338 East Berks Street

1300 block of Crease Street

1246 Frankford Avenue

1505 Frankford Avenue

1775 Frankford Avenue

...of which were a big grass lot as recently as 2010. Fishtown Pharmacy opened at 1802 Frankford in 2011, built concurrently to the homes on the corner. The house closest the viewer...

1862 Frankford Avenue (built 2016): how not to install utility meters.

1780 Frankford Avenue (built 2014): that’s more like it.

On to the 2000 block of Frankford Avenue, where Dan’s Fresh Meats and Fishtown Vapes have gotten a ton of neighbors in just the past two years. Currently under construction, “The Frankfordian” and “Frankford Stacks” will front on Frankford Avenue and Blair Street, respectively.

2026 Frankford Avenue, completed this year.

2044 Frankford Avenue

On the corner of Frankford & Susquehanna, this four-story mixed-use building was completed in 2015.

534 East Girard Avenue

457 East Girard Avenue

1247 East Columbia Avenue

400 block of Moyer Street

1126 East Columbia Avenue

1200 block of Crease Street

446 Belgrade Street

958 Shackamaxon Street

...a one-story auto body garage. Another one-story garage was demolished on the corner (950 Shackamaxon) and will be replaced by a three-story home whose construction hasn’t started yet...

300 block of East Allen Street

1716 Tulip Street

1557 East Hewson Street

Across Cedar Street, this large three-story home opened this year as a bookend to the two-story 1500 block of East Hewson.

1559 East Hewson Street

1401 Marlborough Street

1536 East Palmer Street

1868 Sepviva Street

The brick and metal building on the right, completed this year on the corner of Sepviva and Norris across from Rocket Cat, contrasts with the former Ampere Electric building (on the left), currently under conversion to apartments.

1832 Sepviva Street

Finally, at the end of the same block, this 2,500 square foot home on the corner of Sepviva and Berks. This luxury listing, with 10-year tax abatement, wraps up this photo essay of new construction, and subsequently Hidden City’s Fishtown Week. Thanks for coming along, and tip your bartender.

    Good, Bad, and Ugly: A Survey of Fishtown's New Construction
    As Fishtown struggles to keep up with its own renown, developers have likewise tried to keep up with housing demand. Frankford Avenue alone looks drastically different than it did just five years ago, and on streets big and small throughout the neighborhood, new homes have sprouted like weeds.
    http://hiddencityphila.org

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Summer Architecture Institute

2001 North 13th Street

    Summer Architecture Institute
    Registration is currently open for Tyler's Summer Architecture Institute!  This two-week program is open to high school students who are interested learning about the foundation of architectur
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5 days ago

Eleven Homes Coming Soon on Howard Street

South Kensington is getting some more homes, it seems. For the last couple of years at least, there's been a sign on the one-story garage at 1417-1419 N. Howard St., advertising that the building is available for lease. Since nobody was interested in renting the building, it'll soon get torn down.

And with a large warehouse on the west side of the 1400 block of N. Howard Street, we could foresee yet another major project coming to this block in the future.

    Eleven Homes Coming Soon on Howard Street
    South Kensington is getting some more homes, it seems. For the last couple of years at least, there's been a sign on the one-story garage at 1417-1419 N. Howard St., advertising that the building is available for lease.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

5 days ago

Neighbors weigh in on Fishtown Rec redesign, ‘Swimmo’ up for 2017 renovation

1800 Blair St, Philadelphia, PA

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The Rec Center belongs to a tight cluster of other publicly-owned facilities right around E. Montgomery Ave and Thompson Street, including the Swimmo, an outdoor covered hockey rink, Fishtown Community Library, the police station, Penn Treaty Middle School, and Adaire Elementary a block away.

150 N. 6th Street

    Neighbors weigh in on Fishtown Rec redesign, 'Swimmo' up for 2017 renovation
    Fishtown is in store for more major public space improvements over the next few years, with redesigns slated for the Adaire Elementary schoolyard, the Fishtown Recreation Center, and the Lederer Pool, better known to Fishtowners as the 'Swimmo'.
    http://planphilly.com

6 days ago

5 Things to Know About Saint Benjamin Brewing

1710 N. Fifth St.; 215-232-4305

    5 Things to Know About Saint Benjamin Brewing
    Named for Philadelphia's favorite founding father and beer enthusiast, this Kensington brewery has recently opened doors to a stunning new taproom and production space on an industrial stretch of North Fifth Street. Here's why Saint Benjamin is moving Philly brewing in the right ...
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6 days ago

Felt+Fat Featured on Vogue.com

2001 North 13th Street

    Felt+Fat Featured on Vogue.com
    Felt + Fat was listed among five designers on Vogue.com in an article detailing highlights from Sight Unseen 2016's Offsite Design Fair. Felt + Fat was cocreated by Nate Mell who graduated from the Ty
    http://tyler.temple.edu

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