Development provides home for human service workers, agencies

Nonprofit organizations and individuals working in the health and human service sector are being sought for a new commercial and housing development project in Kensington called Huntingdon Mills.

Located on the border of 19125 and 19134 and situated in close proximity to neighborhoods with significant need, Huntingdon Mills will consist of the historic restoration and rehabilitation of a striking, century-old industrial complex.  The development will transform the existing facility into an active and vibrant mixed-use residential and commercial community, developed specifically for individuals and nonprofit organizations in the health and human services sector.

The project is the second development put together by D3 Real Estate Development, which describes itself as committed to developing "progressive, modern and high quality residential and mixed use communities." The company's first project, Oxford Mills, was built specifically to create a community for teachers and others involved in public education. Educators are provided a discount in renting units at the facility. Nonprofit organizations also rent office space at the site.

When completed, Huntingdon Mills will house 40 apartments for social workers and therapists. These individuals will receive a significant discount in rent. In addition, the complex will house 22,000 square feet of office space for nonprofit organizations.  Building amenities will include shared conference room space, break room, community lounge, landscaped and programed courtyard, fitness center and on-site café.  Commercial tenants are given full use of the amenities in the community plus the tenant fit-out is included in the cost of rent, so there are very minimal up-front costs to relocation. Office space is limited and will be available for occupancy late Summer 2019.

Huntingdon Mills will be built upon the positive outcomes at Oxford Mills and will feature many of those same benefits, now applied to the health and human services sector.

The site was added to the National Registry of Historic Preservation in April. While registration for individual apartments is not yet open, the developers are seeking interested nonprofits for the commercial space at Huntington Mills. For more information, email Gabe Canuso.