Construction of condos, single-family homes underway in S. Kensington

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 Girard Avenue.

Those homes – a mix of single rowhouses with two- and three-unit condos mixed in – are fewer than half of what the friends and partners are planning to build in a Philadelphia neighborhood where the noise of construction is deafening.

Groundbreaking was April 8 for the project, which Frankel and Schellenger will be completing in two phases, said Ashley May, Streamline’s director of development.

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