On the Avenue

J-centrel is located on a re-energized section of Kensington Avenue along the Market-Frankford El corridor in the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Harrowgate and Kensington. The neighborhood is steeped in history and rich in character.

  • Enjoy local food along the Avenue and at J-centrel
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path shops that offer unique products and experiences
  • Be a part of the future of Kensington Avenue–enjoy planned aesthetic enhancements on the avenue including park restorations, public art installations, business facade and streetscape improvements
  • Welcome new businesses to Kensington, including Càphê Roasters, Pound Cake Heaven, IF Lab, MaKen Studios, and more

Living (and working) made easy

When you live or work at J-centrel, you will have easy access to mass transportation and major highways. Hop on the Tioga El subway stop, only one block away, for a quick trip to Center City in 15 minutes. Travel to Fishtown, Frankford Avenue, Old City, Independence Mall, the Liberty Bell, and Rittenhouse Square, all within minutes.

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Connecting the dots with past and present (and future)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, J-centrel blends historic architecture and cultural cues to weave forward-thinking work, living, and community spaces into the neighborhood’s fabric.

J-centrel is one of Philadelphia’s and Kensington Avenue’s storied factories, dating back to the late 1800s. It once stood as a leading mill during Kensington’s textile boon.

After decades as a textile mill, lighting producer, and, more recently, a furniture manufacturer, the building will be transformed into modern, affordable residences and commercial spaces and studios. J-centrel’s re-envisioned residences, studios, and community spaces will evoke a sense of history, culture and style.

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Do good. Live well.

J-centrel is home to community-driven residents and businesses who strive to make their neighborhood, Philadelphia, and society better. Our Good Neighbor program offers quarterly discounts for residents who volunteer with our neighborhood partner organizations.

J-centrel is Philadelphia’s civically engaged multi-purpose community that provides affordable quality to residents and businesses who are committed to doing good with their neighborhood. Designed by SHIFT and Smith & Roller. Built for the communities of Harrowgate, Kensington, and Philadelphia. © 2020


Visit: 3400 J Street, Philadelphia
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