In Northern Liberties, as zoning applications continue to pour in, members of the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association zoning committee are doing their part to levee the degree to which large-scale projects are built outside of code.
NLNA has your back
Big development projects of ten units or more are attractive to developers and buyers alike. But the zoning code exists for a reason, and local organizations are charged with just how much leeway they wish to allow in their neighborhood for different projects. Development that strays too far from the code can sometimes have a negative effect on quality of life in their community, which means that local groups play a critical role.
In September, for example, members of the NLNA zoning committee asked two separate developers to return for a second presentation of plans for a 10 and 20 home development, respectively, due…
In the spring, we told you about a large lot at 12th & Brandywine, a corner with a little history. At the time, we had noticed that a couple of homes had recently come onto the market with addresses that roughly corresponded to this parcel, which contained a public school many moons ago. Now, we have a little more information about what’s coming to this corner.
According to the website for listing agent Mike McCann, six homes will soon be coming to this lot. The homes will be quite large, with over 3,000 sqft of interior space, and will feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, roof decks, and garage parking. We’ve got some renderings of the development, which were done by KJO Architecture.
In the winter, we gave you a sneak peek at Fitz4, a bold new development from Metro Impact, coming eventually to the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. At the time, we pulled some preliminary renderings off of the developer’s Facebook page, just to give you an idea of the creative architecture that would eventually top off Chadwick Street, a block that’s experienced some serious changes in the last several years.
A couple of weeks ago, the developer presented this project to the SOSNA zoning committee, giving us the sense that they should be breaking ground in the near future. The reception to this project, designed by Shimi Zaken of Atrium LLC, was generally favorable. Some people weren’t thrilled with the height of the buildings or the presence of garages, but most folks seemed impressed with the architecture and willing to…
Earlier this week, we profiled an eleven-home development coming to the 2500 block of Montrose St., developed by Metro Impact. That project was presented for a second time to the SOSNA Zoning Committee a couple of weeks ago, and the re-imagined project has a look that we don’t see enough of in the neighborhood.
Renderings of Montrose St. project
In the coming months, it looks like Metro will get moving on another project, probably designed by the same architect. This project will be located at 1622-24 Fitzwater St., at the intersection with Chadwick St., and will be called Fitz4. As we discussed last month, Chadwick St. between Fitzwater and Catharine Sts. has been completely reinvented in the past couple of years. Since 2007, nearly a dozen vacant lots have been built upon, and the block is nearly…