In East Kensington


The intersection of Frankford & Lehigh Ave. has been a frequent stop on our development travels over the years. With Kensington Courts and the Penn Reading now complete on the east side of Frankford Ave., we turn our gaze towards the western side of the busy road. When looking down

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When checking out the friendly facade of a future project along the 1900 block of E. Huntingdon St., we strolled further NW along the 1800 block, in the direction of the El. Much like this recent proposal, there are actually two former industrial buildings that have their eyes set on

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Within the real estate development world, there aren't too many instances when things are truly funny. The "laugh to keep from crying" approach tends to come in handy, as permitting, supply chain, upset neighbors and the like can inject some chaos into the process that can lead to the above

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For serving as the nexus of several neighborhoods and two of the major roads in the area, the intersection of Frankford & Lehigh doesn't feel very dramatic. It wasn't until just a few years back that the large Kensington Courts complex joined the corner, which also includes a gas station,

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While checking on the now-demo'ed Galvo the other day, we couldn't help but peer through the fence at a former neighborhood staple. We last checked in back in 2021, when a trio of homes were under construction across the street from the horticultural cornerstone, Greensgrow Farm. While the homes are

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It was almost exactly a year ago that we checked in at 2406 Frankford Ave., just to the north of the Fishtown Roundabout. We obviously enjoy a good roundabout, and we were checking on a project that was slated to rise near numerous other projects which were in various stages of

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While Fishtown and East Kensington continue to fill in, development keeps pushing further and further north, with Lehigh Ave. forming a natural border to the neighborhoods to the north. At 2654 Coral St., right near the busy corner of Frankford & Lehigh, the building party continues at the site of

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It's no secret that development has been creeping further and further north, and 2046 E. Lehigh Ave. is a prime example of the shift from an industrial-heavy past to the residential/mixed-use present in East Kensington. We visited this site back in the Fall of 2020, when a building, which once

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Back in August, we stopped by several busy blocks in East Kensington near the York-Dauphin Station where 600+ units are in various stages of construction between a mix of adaptive reuse and ground-up projects. Just a few weeks later, we found ourselves back in the area to check out a

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The other day, one of our amazing, intrepid, wonderful readers reached out to us, tipping us off to some happenings on the East Kensington side of Trenton Ave. a little north of the Fishtown Roundabout. We immediately were whisked back to April, when we checked in on the former All-Brite

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