Flag Lot on Mifflin Street Could Support Apartment Building If Someone Buys It

1324 Mifflin St., has some unique history and a highly unusual shape, but you wouldn't know it by simply walking past the property. There’s a three story building on Mifflin Street, but most of the first floor of the building functions as a driveway that leads to a large warehouse that fills all the space behind the homes fronting Mifflin Street, Juniper Street, and Passyunk Avenue. This 5,000 sqft space was used as a stable way back when, and [...]
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Apartment Building Finally Happening at 9th & Wharton?

Philadelphia is an amazing historic city with a host of worthy tourist destinations. Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are perhaps the most obvious, with our numerous museums offering more culture than you can shake a stick at. Like looking at cool stuff? Check out the Magic Gardens or go on a Mural Arts tour. Hungry for anything? Reading Terminal Market has you covered. And the list goes on. One of the more unusual tourist [...]
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Triplexes and an Apartment Building Under Construction on Front Street, North of York

Remember last week, when we told you about the upcoming renovation of a former carpet mill on the 100 block of W. Huntingdon St. into apartments? That story provided another example (in a rapidly growing list of examples) of the way that increased development activity in South Kensington and East Kensington is pushing projects into areas that were heretofore considered suboptimal for market rate real estate development. Seeing our story, a reader directed our attention [...]
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Demolition at 6th & Brown, Apartment Building Should Appear Soon

A project has been brewing at the southeast corner of 6th & Brown for years, and now it appears something is finally going to happen. In case you aren't familiar with this property, it's a one-story building that looks like it was originally built for industrial purposes, but it's been used for a variety of businesses over the years, including a cabinet maker, a convenience store, a gym, and office space. In early 2016, we shared [...]
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Sykes Bros. Carpet Mill Finally Going Residential?

A reader recently reached out to us, having spied a zoning notice posted on an old industrial building on the Norris Square / Fairhill border. Curious, we made the hike up to 178 W. Huntingdon St. to see what all the fuss was about. We found very little fuss at present, but assuming that the owners of the property receive the variance they're seeking, there will be soon be some fuss indeed. First, let's take [...]
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Atrium Design Has Another 3rd Street Apartment Building in the Works

3rd Street in Northern Liberties has seen an explosion in development over the last several years, with maybe two fistfulls of significant projects appearing between Green Street and Girard Avenue in recent memory. One could credibly make the argument that the 800 block of N. 3rd St. is the epicenter of 3rd Street development in this neighborhood, with half a dozen different projects on the block. And don't look now, but yet another property is set to join the fray. [...]
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South Broad Street Garage Picking Up Some New Stories

We always wondered about the parking garage at 725 S. Broad St. because of a curious sign posted to its front. The sign read 'Peace Mission Democratic Cooperative Garage,' basically begging for some additional context. For example, what makes a garage democratic and cooperative? Had we bothered to perform a simple Google search at some point, we'd have at least gotten answers to some of our questions- alas we never did until now. In the past [...]
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Senior Housing Tower Will Replace Garage at 12th & Sansom

Center City is set to lose another low rise parking garage, and this time it's the unexciting two-story structure at 123 S. 12th St. that's on the outs. This isn't the first time we're bringing this building to your attention though - remember about two and a half years ago, we told you that Brickstone Companies had purchased this property and were considering their options to add to their portfolio of Market East projects. At that [...]
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30 Units Coming Soon Near 41st & Haverford

We were traveling around West Philadelphia the other day and stumbled upon a property that felt as if it had looked quite different not so long ago. Looking at the Google Maps Time Machine, we confirmed our suspicion that indeed, 525 N. 41st St. has changed considerably of late. For decades, there was a large warehouse building on this site, labeled as "laundry" on historic maps. More recently, we imagine it was associated with a nearby church, with the [...]
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Batter + Crumbs Brightens Up a Corner With Untapped Potential

Philadelphia's newest vegan cafe/bakery opened recently in a building that had previously sat empty and blighted for a number of years. Perhaps you remember, we told you about a year and a half ago that Batter & Crumbs Cafe would be opening at 1401 Reed St., marking the end of a lengthy and successful renovation to this property. Needless to say, there was considerable work to be done on the exterior of the building. And [...]
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