We’re not telling you anything you don’t know when we say that South Kensington has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. Despite this neighborhood’s close proximity to Northern Liberties, it languished for decades as it attempted to recover from significant disinvestment and an exodus of industry. Things really started to change in the…

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Rydal Elementary School-East students, staff, the Frankel family and friends, school district administrators, and Rydal PTO parents gathered yesterday to dedicate the Shane Frankel Playground in honor of Rydal Elementary School alumnus Shane Frankel. Sean and Rachael generously donated the new playground in memory of Shane, who passed away much too early in life. Dr.…

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The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted unanimously this week to approve the zoning variance needed to allow the Techadelphia mixed-use project to proceed. The planned development in South Kensington consists of a row of townhomes facing Philip Street and a five-story building on American Street with co-working space on the street floor and basement and…

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For developers, all eyes appear to be on South Kensington these days. The latest arrivals, but certainly with some of the bigger plans, are the two Seans: Sean Frankel of Frankel Management Co. and Sean Schellenger of Streamline Solutions, who will be building 45 homes at Fifth and Thompson Streets, just a few steps from…

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