13 hours ago

East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) ...

    East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA)
    East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) updated their cover photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

27 hours ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    1-TOILET, 1-LAV, 1-TUB & 1 LAUNDRY THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    1815 WATERLOO ST Issued May 23, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    NEW CONSTRUCTION: INTERIOR PLUMBING;4 STORY STRUCTURE;FIRST FLOOR VACANT COMMERCIAL SPACE;3 SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS 2ND-4TH FLOORS - THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    1850 FRANKFORD AVE Issued May 22, 2018 Comment
  • ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT

    FOR THE ISSIANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY TO DOCUMENT FIVE (5) EXISTING DWELLING UNITS, AS PER APPROVED PLANS. **NO WORK UNDER THIS PERMIT**

    1843 FRANKFORD AVE Issued May 23, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING/USE PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF THREE (3) STRUCTURES ON LOT (BUILDING#1(MAX.HT.45'5"),BUILDING #2(MAX. HT.39') AND BUILDING#3( MAX. HT.35'8") WITH ROOF DECK ACCESSED BY A PILOT HOUSES WITH BALCONIES AND BAY WINDOWS FROM SECOND FLOOR THROUGH FOURTH FLOORS. BUILDING 1:FOR A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (EIGHT(8) DWELLING UNITS) AND WITH ONE VACANT(COMMERCIAL SPACE AS PERMITTED IN THE DISTRICT) ON FIRST FLOOR(USE REGISTRATION REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY),BUILDING#2:FOR A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLF LIVING(FOUR(4) DWELLING UNITS)AND BUILDING # 3:FOR A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (THREE(3)DWELLING)UNITS(TOTAL 15 DWELLING UNITS) WITH TWELVE(12)INTERIOR ACCESSORY PARKING SPACES AND WITH SIX(6) 1A CLASS BICYCLE SPACES IN AN ACCESSIBLE ROUTE ON LOT.SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION.

    150 W BERKS ST Issued May 23, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING/USE PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF THREE STRUCTURES(MAXIMUM HEIGHT NTE 60 FEET) WITH ROOF DECKS, FOR RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY, ACCESSED BY PILOT HOUSES BUILDING 1 FOR USE AS EIGHT(8) DWELLING UNITS, ONE VACANT(COMMERCIAL SPACE AS PERMITTED IN THE DISTRICT) ON FIRST FLOOR(USE REGISTRATION REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY), BUILDING 2 FOR USE AS FOUR(4) DWELLING UNITS, BUILDING 3 FOR USE AS THREE(3) DWELLING UNITS (TOTAL 15 DWELLING UNITS) WITH INTERIOR ACCESSORY PARKING FOR TWELVE(12) PARKING SPACES, NO ADA SPACES AND SIX BICYCLE SPACES LOCATED ON AN ACCESSIABLE ROUTE IN BUILDING 1

    166 W BERKS ST Issued May 23, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) ...

One of the best days of the year in our neighborhood!

    PFCU Kensington Derby & Arts Fest
    Highlights from the 2018 PFCU Kensington Derby & Arts Fest. Photos by Lowell Brown (@photographerbrown) & Napoleon Suarez (@nbs2)
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

  • ZONING PERMIT

    CONSOLIDATION OF TWO LOTS INTO ONE

    2062 N 2ND ST Issued May 18, 2018 Comment
  • ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT

    MAKE SAFE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR COMPLETE DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE TO RECTIFY CASE #576337. APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF CONTRACTOR. TO AMEND ORIGINAL PERMIT #846825. CONTACT AREA INSPECTOR PRIOR TO START OF WORK.

    1770 WATERLOO ST Issued May 21, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE HOUSE TRAP & FAI PA1# 2018-1362463 "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    2037 E SUSQUEHANNA AVE Issued May 21, 2018 Comment
  • DEMOLITION PERMIT

    FOR THE COMPLETE DEMOLITION OF AN EXISTING SINGLE-STORY ATTACHED STRUCTURE PREVIOUSLY USED AS A WAREHOUSE, TO BE DEMOLISHED USING MECHANICAL METHODS AS PER PLANS AND SUBMITTED DOCUMENTS; PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION TO BE IN PLACE PRIOR TO START OF WORK AND TO BE MAINTAINED DURING ALL DEMOLITION ACTIVITIES. * A COVERED WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK CLOSURE SHALL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 8 FEET OF BUILDING FA?ADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3306 OF THE IBC. SEPARATE BUILDING AND/OR STREETS DEPARTMENT PERMITS ARE REQUIRED. * 21 DAY POSTING AND NOTICE TO NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES REQUIRED PER A-303.2 OF THE PHILADELPHIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE. * NEWLY EXPOSED WALLS TO BE TREATED.

    1764-70 N HOWARD ST Issued May 18, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING PERMIT

    CONSOLIDATION OF TWO LOTS INTO SEE PERMIT # 868254 FOR PLAN

    2064 N 2ND ST Issued May 18, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

Developer PRDC plans high-end rowhouse complex near Berks rail station

Philadelphia-based PRDC Properties LLC plans a cluster of 36 townhouses at Montgomery Avenue and Howard Street just west of Kensington, near Berks rail station on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line.

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Other recent projects by PRDC include the conversion of the former TransAtlantic building at 430 Fairmount Ave. into apartments and the rehabilitation of the fire-damaged former Lincoln Apartments at 1222 Locust St.

Other recent projects by PRDC include the conversion of the former TransAtlantic building at 430 Fairmount Ave. into apartments and the rehabilitation of the fire-damaged former Lincoln Apartments at 1222 Locust St.

    Developer PRDC plans high-end rowhouse complex near Berks rail station
    Philadelphia-based PRDC Properties LLC plans a cluster of 36 townhouses at Montgomery Avenue and Howard Street just west of Kensington, near Berks rail station on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line. The project's first phase of 16 four-story, 3,400-square-foot homes is set to break ground in June, with the first houses scheduled for completion in December, PRDC said in a release this week.
    http://www.philly.com

6 days ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    REWIRE 200AMP SERVICE ,INSTALL 35 OUTLETS,20 SWITCHES,HARDWIRED SMOKE DETECTORS,ARC FAULT CIRCUIT BREAKERS,KITCHEN GFI'S, PER 2008 NEC (SFD)

    1815 WATERLOO ST Issued May 17, 2018 Comment

May 19

May 19

  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A FOUR STORY STRUCTURE WITH A ROOF DECK OVER THE FOUR STORY PORTION ACCESSED BY A ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE. STRUCTURE FOR USE AS A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING WITH AN INTERIOR GARAGE ON THE FIRST FLOOR REAR ACCESSED BY A SHARED DRIVEWAY. STRUCTURE TO BE FULLY SPRINKLERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 13R. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER APPROVED PLANS. IF FIELD CONDITIONS VARY CONTACT DESIGN ENGINEER PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND FIRE SUPPRESSION WORK. A COVERED WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK CLOSURE SHALL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 11.0 FEET OF THE BUILDING FA?ADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3306 OF THE 2009 IBC. SEPARATE BUILDING AND/OR STREETS DEPARTMENT PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. PLEASE SEE AP#815380 FOR APPROVED PLANS AND DOCUMENTATION.

    1752-62 N HOWARD ST Issued May 16, 2018 Comment
  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A FOUR STORY STRUCTURE WITH A ROOF DECK OVER THE FOUR STORY PORTION ACCESSED BY A ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE. STRUCTURE FOR USE AS A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING WITH AN INTERIOR GARAGE ON THE FIRST FLOOR REAR ACCESSED BY A SHARED DRIVEWAY. STRUCTURE TO BE FULLY SPRINKLERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 13R. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER APPROVED PLANS. IF FIELD CONDITIONS VARY CONTACT DESIGN ENGINEER PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND FIRE SUPPRESSION WORK. A COVERED WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK CLOSURE SHALL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 11.0 FEET OF THE BUILDING FA?ADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3306 OF THE 2009 IBC. SEPARATE BUILDING AND/OR STREETS DEPARTMENT PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. PLEASE SEE AP#815380 FOR APPROVED PLANS AND DOCUMENTATION.

    1752-62 N HOWARD ST Issued May 16, 2018 Comment
  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A FOUR STORY STRUCTURE WITH A ROOF DECK OVER THE FOUR STORY PORTION ACCESSED BY A ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE. STRUCTURE FOR USE AS A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING WITH AN INTERIOR GARAGE ON THE FIRST FLOOR REAR ACCESSED BY A SHARED DRIVEWAY. STRUCTURE TO BE FULLY SPRINKLERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 13R. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER APPROVED PLANS. IF FIELD CONDITIONS VARY CONTACT DESIGN ENGINEER PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND FIRE SUPPRESSION WORK. A COVERED WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK CLOSURE SHALL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 11.0 FEET OF THE BUILDING FA?ADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3306 OF THE 2009 IBC. SEPARATE BUILDING AND/OR STREETS DEPARTMENT PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. PLEASE SEE AP#815380 FOR APPROVED PLANS AND DOCUMENTATION.

    1752-62 N HOWARD ST Issued May 16, 2018 Comment
  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A FOUR STORY STRUCTURE WITH A ROOF DECK OVER THE FOUR STORY PORTION ACCESSED BY A ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE. STRUCTURE FOR USE AS A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING WITH AN INTERIOR GARAGE ON THE FIRST FLOOR REAR ACCESSED BY A SHARED DRIVEWAY. STRUCTURE TO BE FULLY SPRINKLERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 13R. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER APPROVED PLANS. IF FIELD CONDITIONS VARY CONTACT DESIGN ENGINEER PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND FIRE SUPPRESSION WORK. A COVERED WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK CLOSURE SHALL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 11.0 FEET OF THE BUILDING FA?ADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3306 OF THE 2009 IBC. SEPARATE BUILDING AND/OR STREETS DEPARTMENT PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. PLEASE SEE AP#815380 FOR APPROVED PLANS AND DOCUMENTATION.

    1752-62 N HOWARD ST Issued May 16, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 200AMP MAIN SERVICE, 40 CIRCUIT PANEL, METER, GROUNDING AND INSTALL ALL WIRING & DEVICES RECEPTS, SWITCHES, LIGHTS, FIXTURES, SMOKES/CO DETECTORS PHONE & CABLE TV WIRING AS PER 2008 NEC (EAST DISTRICT)

    2032 HOPE ST Issued May 15, 2018 Comment
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May 17

At the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, high school kids take on other amateur engineers in a race to a mud pit

...at Trenton Avenue and Dauphin Street and snakes its way to the finish line at Trenton and Dreer Street. Taco and ice cream vendors will be on hand to refuel spectators. Attendees can also...

12 to 4 p.m. Saturday (rain or shine), Trenton Avenue and Dauphin Street, free, kensingtonkineticarts.org

    At the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, high school kids take on other amateur engineers in a race to a mud pit
    A shower of sparks exploded from the tip of the welder that 17-year-old Mang Sang was wielding as he touched it to one of the metal gears attached to the Workshop School's mobile structure for the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby. "Can you do the other ones, too?"
    http://www.philly.com

May 17

Show us your... BLOOMS!

Greensgrow Farms and the Star Community News have launched our Annual Spring Garden Competition.

Gardens, stoops, & decks will be judged on Best Overall, the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), Most Beneficial and Best Representation of the River Wards.

Winners will receive a Greensgrow Gift Card and be featured in the Star!

To enter, email your name, address, phone number and photos of your garden to mkomar@bsmphilly.com by May 31.

    Northeast Times
    The Northeast Times serves the community of Northeast Philadelphia.
    https://northeasttimes.com

May 17

South Philadelphia blogger's colorful, easy peasy art projects are collected in a cool, new book | Elizabeth Wellington

...Philly and was immediately taken by the murals — we met at the MOMO mural at Frankford and Berks, a geometric colorfest of blues, pinks and greens. Last spring, she finalized a deal with...

    South Philadelphia blogger's colorful, easy peasy art projects are collected in a cool, new book | Elizabeth Wellington
    One of two things happen when I embark on any sort of do-it-myself home decor art project. I either never finish it - thus the three almost-done picture frames stashed in my storage closet - or it takes me weeks to complete it and during the process my living room becomes a virtual obstacle course.
    http://www.philly.com

May 17

Norris Square Neighborhood Project added 3 ne...

TODAY: Get your fresh-picked veggies and herbs grown in our gardens! Visit us at 174 Diamond Street from 1pm to 3pm!

    Norris Square Neighborhood Project
    TODAY: Get your fresh-picked veggies and herbs grown in our gardens! Visit us at 174 Diamond Street from 1pm to 3pm!
    https://www.facebook.com

May 17

  • Theft

May 17

  • ZONING/USE PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE (MAXIMUM HEIGHT NOT TO EXCEED 38 FEET) WITH CELLAR, ROOF DECK WITH ACCESS STRUCTURE ( MAXIMUM SIZE NOT TO EXCEED 90 SQ. FT AND MAXIMUM HEIGHT NOT TO EXCEED 10 FEET)AND WITH FRONT BAY WINDOW FROM SECOND THROUGH 4TH FLOOR (SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN) FOR USE AS A TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING. SEE AP# 845741 FOR DETAILS.

    2137 E NORRIS ST Issued May 14, 2018 Comment
  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE (MAXIMUM HEIGHT NOT TO EXCEED 38 FEET) WITH CELLAR, ROOF DECK WITH ACCESS STRUCTURE ( MAXIMUM SIZE NOT TO EXCEED 90 SQ. FT AND MAXIMUM HEIGHT NOT TO EXCEED 10 FEET)AND WITH FRONT BAY WINDOW FROM SECOND THROUGH 4TH FLOOR (DETAILS INCLUDING SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN) FOR USE AS A TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING.SEPERATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL , PLUMBING, SPRINKLER AND UNDERPINNING OF FOUNDATION (IF REQUIRED).

    2137 E NORRIS ST Issued May 14, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A REAR ADDITION ABOVE THE REAR PORTION OF AN EXISTING NON-CONFORMING ATTACHED STRUCTURE. FOR USE AS A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING THROUGHOUT. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN APPLICATION/PLAN.

    1900 MUTTER ST Issued May 14, 2018 Comment

May 16

East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) ...

It's true! A little rain won't stop the Derby & Arts Festival this Saturday!

    PFCU Kensington Derby & Arts Fest
    Are you ready to ride? The Derby is on, rain or shine!!!
    https://www.facebook.com

May 15

It's primary day in Philadelphia! Did you vot...

It's primary day in Philadelphia! Did you vote yet?

    https://www.facebook.com

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