new kensington

2111 E Susquehanna Ave., a soap works in a former life, has been on the market for a couple of years now, and it appears to finally have a buyer. Last listed for $549K, it went under contract earlier this year, and the probable buyers have applied for variances with the intention of redeveloping the property.

The building
Photo from the listing. First floor shot, currently an office space.
Probably the third floor

According to the application, the developers intend to have a vacant commercial space on the first floor and in the basement, and six residential units on the second and third floors. No clue at this time whether these will be rentals or condos. Also, the developers will demolish the one-story building in the rear and create a parking lot with six spaces with access on Martha Street.