The Glassworks: Our 103-Unit New Construction and Adaptive Reuse Multifamily Project

Urban Conversions has secured 1700-30 N. Howard Street as its latest development project.

Most recently a silk dye works, the project will include a combination of historic adaptive reuse and new construction. The 103-unit Class A multifamily project includes the integration of a three-story historic industrial building, which is located at the corner of Cecil B. Moore and N. Howard Street.

“This newest project, which will be called The Glassworks, continues our growth in and commitment to the rapidly evolving Olde Kensington neighborhood,” said Alon Barzilay, CEO of Urban Conversions. “In keeping with our long history of adaptive reuse, I am particularly proud that we are able to save the historic building, originally a glassworks, and integrate it into thoughtful new construction” added Barzilay.

Located at the intersection of the Olde Kensington and Fishtown neighborhoods, the property is located a few blocks from the heart of Frankford Avenue and its shops and restaurants.

The property also includes 3,200 sq/ft dedicated to bringing new retail shops along Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

After demolition, groundbreaking is anticipated in Q4 2021 and completion is expected in 2023.