40 triplex units planned for Kensington industrial site

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Artist's rendering of triplex development planned for 2601-15 Emerald St. in Kensington, as seen from the corner of Emerald and Huntingdon Streets.

A South Philadelphia-based developer plans a complex of 40 residential units to replace a vacant one-story industrial building in an area of Kensington between the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line’s Huntingdon station and Frankford Avenue.

The project would consist of two rows of four-story triplex dwellings facing Emerald and Braddock Streets at Huntingdon Street, according to plans posted Wednesday to the website of the Philadelphia Civic Design Review board. The proposal also includes 10 parking spaces between the rows of triplexes.

Developer Streamline of South Philadelphia is listed on the plans as the project’s developer. The project site was last recorded in documents filed with the city as being owned by a Lumberton, N.J.-based entity called Emerald Dye Works LLC, which paid $665,000 for the 21,900-square-foot property at 2601-15 Emerald St. in 2015, according to records filed with the city.

The Civic Design Review committee, which makes nonbinding suggestions concerning Philadelphia’s biggest development proposals as part of the city’s construction-approval process, is scheduled to consider the plan on Nov. 28.

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