Frankford Avenue gets three new units
September 11th, 2013
Only a few blocks away from the Philadelphia Brewing Company, a joint venture between Harman Deutsch Architecture and contractors Carmel Developments broke ground late spring. With this team in place and the ideal spot along budding Frankford Avenue, this new development will no doubt be a new modern, high-end home in East Kensington. The owner of 2476 Frankford Avenue has held the title to this property since 2000, when he purchased it for only $11,000. The lot remained vacant for many years. In 2006, the city issued a violation for its lack of vacant lot license along with maintenance issues. Groundedinphilly.org noted the property was listing in the City Planning Commission's land use database marked as a vacant parcel—not so surprising. It also noted the city Water Department claimed the parcel is 75% permeable (without structures or pavement). What does that mean? Not much, because in May, ground was broken.
Harman Deutsch Architecture received zoning-use permits in May and then Licenses and Inspections issued the construction permits in July. According to the building permits posted at the property, Carmel Developers will be in charge of the construction. The new structure will be a three-story, three-family dwelling. Multiple units could mean rentals, but with this pair at work, it is more likely to be stylish, modern condos.