16M MultiUse Complex In Kensington

16M MultiUse Complex In Kensington

The City of Philadelphia has accepted a commercial development plan named Orinoka Mills Civic House in Kensington. The former textile mill is set to become a mixed used residential office, and commercial development. The hope is that this new mill will begin to stir future development as part of the North Of Lehigh Plan. The development calls for 50 low to moderate income, one and two bedroom apartments, office spaces for the North Kensington Community Development Corporation, and ground retail. Some future plans also include new uses for the surrounding land and to build new homes in the empty spaces between the existing ones. The area has great transit access and a high rate of ownership. Another goal from this plan is to improve the local economy of the neighborhood. There is a good base of business in the area to work from but not a whole lot of variety. Another part of the plan is to provide more knowledge and information to qualified homeowners about how to upkeep and stay in their homes, demolish dangerous homes in the area, and to better enforce zoning violations. Some neighborhoods need a good development plan to begin the transition into improving neighborhood morale, overall quality of life, and to get new people and business into the neighborhood. It will take some time and a lot of work from the NKCDC but this could be a step in the right direction. 

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Dated: July 21st 2014
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