Development Opportunity on N. American Street?

If you're in the market for a big vacant warehouse and some vacant land on North American Street, we're pleased to inform you those things are very much in your grasp. And if you like cider, even better. Sign at the corner We were cruising around South Kensington the other day and happened upon a sign at the corner of N. American & Oxford, advertising a development opportunity. Doing a little more research, we learned [...]
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Renderings and More Info For Orens Brothers Project Around 44th Street

Though it was sitting dormant for the last couple years, a sizable project on the 4400 blocks of Chestnut and Ludlow looks to be taking strides toward becoming a reality. It was back in 2015 that we first told you about plans from Orens Brothers for roughly 150 new apartments over two separate buildings on these blockas. Then it was radio silence for awhile, until April, when we brought it back to your attention, noting that the developer was [...]
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Pair of Bella Vista Garages Going Residential, Will Keep the Parking

We've always been intrigued by the 900 block of Carpenter Street, as it's one of the more unusual blocks in Bella Vista. One end of the block ends in the heart of the Italian Market, while the other end features a sweet local cafe, along with Bardascino Park and its legendary bocce courts. The north side of the block is a mix of older homes, newish homes, and some old warehouses and garages. The south [...]
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Regent Row Will Bring 36 New Homes to South Kensington

Look out South Kensington, here comes the next wave of high end homes. PRDC Properties, the company that redeveloped the corner of 13th & South and is currently building Liberty Square near 5th & Fairmount, is behind this 36-home project, which will span a few different blocks around the intersection of Howard & Montgomery. They're calling the project Regent Row, and according to a story from Philly.com, they'll be breaking ground on the first phase as [...]
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Our Bad, New Building at 5th & Bainbridge Will Have 3 Floors of Parking Above Ground

Just a few weeks ago, we provided an update on the sizable project planned for the north side of the 400 block of Bainbridge Street, after learning more specific details about the plan. We told you to expect a six-story mixed-use building with 54 apartments, a Target on the first floor, and 154 parking spots underground. The CDR packet for the project was recently posted online, and we learned that our intel was a little [...]
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Two Story Warehouse Could Flip on Springfield Avenue

Within the last six months, we've covered three projects that indicate growing developer interest in student housing projects further south and further west than we've traditionally seen in Southwest Philadelphia. The first example was at 1047 S. 51st St., where developers proposed a 12-unit building on a vacant lot just south of the Media-Elwyn tracks. That project was ultimately denied at the ZBA a couple months ago, so who knows what will ultimately happen with that [...]
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Two Big Apartment Projects Pushing Forward on Germantown Ave.

The 1400 block of Germantown Ave. has changed dramatically over the last several years, a microcosm of the evolution of South Kensington as a whole. Most of the projects we've seen on this block have been on the small side though, with some single family homes, and some duplexes and triplexes mixed in for good measure. But the two projects currently under construction on the block are horses of a different color. Corner of Germantown & [...]
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Nice Progress For Penn Treaty Metals Project

With every year that passes, Frankford Avenue continues its evolution from a commercial corridor with a heavy dose of industrial use to a commercial corridor dominated by mixed-use and retail. For a case in point, consider the 1300 block of Frankford, where Toile, Jinxed, the Parlour, office space, and the flagship La Colombe are all located in converted warehouses and garages. Ditto City Fitness on the 1400 block, which converted a plastic bag manufacturing company's old [...]
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Titan Park Under Construction At Last

Living close to downtown Philadelphia presents a variety of tradeoffs. Sure, you can easily walk into Center City for the purposes of work or play. Then again, demand is higher for housing in the neighborhoods closest to downtown, which usually means higher costs and less space. And since land is at such a premium, homes in neighborhoods in and around Center City tend to have less outdoor space. This is where parks come in, giving folks a chance [...]
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Gotta Love These Homes Across From Schuylkill River Park

Fitler Square doesn't see a whole lot of construction, given its relatively stable ownership base and the fact that so many of the homes in the neighborhood are already in pretty good shape. When homes do get fixed up in this neighborhood, the work generally takes place inside, with developers electing to leave the facades alone. This is due in part to the fact that many facades in this area are fairly attractive to start [...]
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