In South Kensington


It is pretty incredible how often we literally will run into a project while exploring something close by. At 1700 N. Howard St. in South Kensington, that was exactly the case the other day, when we were drawn to the neon orange glow of construction barriers. This is a very

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A boundless imagination is a surprisingly key factor when envisioning the future of a property. For example, at 1321-25 N. 5th St. in the booming South Kensington neighborhood, you would be forgiven if you didn't see a space oozing with potential. Currently a 32-unit apartment building called the Sponge Factory

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As we were making our way around a recent site visit to check out a new mixed-use building, we couldn't help but notice a stark brick silhouette at 1350 N. Front St., beyond the famous (and restored) Kurt Vile mural that sits by the El tracks. The red orange brick

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You'd be forgiven if you're not intimately familiar with the property at 1832-46 Germantown Ave. in South Kensington. This property has long been a collection of empty lots on a stretch of Germantown that dead-ends into Berks St. immediately to the north. We actually visited a property close by that

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Historical preservation is often a tricky subject, as so much of it lies in the eye of the beholder. Is the building itself beautiful enough to keep around? Is the history of what took place on-site worthy of memorialization in physical form? Does the building even look like it used

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"Show us a scrapyard and we will show you an opportunity" is one of our favorite sayings, always striking a chord with us with its concise and inherent truth. OK, so this is clearly not a saying, but at the NW corner of N. American & Berks, it could be!

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While we were trekking around South Kensington to check on a new brewery/residence, we were floored by the amount of construction happening all around. Even though we are in the area often and seek out construction sites, this little pocket has so much in progress it can be difficult to

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It's not often that exciting things happen in the shadow of a self-storage facility, but at 1621 N. American St., that's exactly what's taking place. Sitting next door to the CubeSmart at N. American & Cecil B. Moore, a one-story garage will soon reinvent itself as something more exciting -

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Hey, have you heard about that project on N. Front Street on the South Kensington/Fishtown border? If you're nodding your head yes, you aren't alone, as there are approximately one zillion projects in various stages of development around here. After having our eye on zoning documents for a long time,

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Some projects are a long time coming, and the Dwell 2nd Street apartments most definitely fit this profile. After we first covered a previous version of this project a decade ago, we were back again in 2018 as construction was beginning on the first phase of the project. Last summer

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