Though there are fewer and fewer spots to be found for new construction in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, developers are slowly tracking down the remaining lots and building with aplomb. And with a paucity of vacant lots in this neighborhood, we’re seeing an uptick of late in rehabs of existing three story buildings. Today, we have updates on two projects we’ve told you about in the past, and some new info about a project we just noticed nearby.
First, we look at the corner of 19th & Kimball, where two new homes have progressed considerably since foundations were poured back in November. The homes, designed by Harman Deutsch, are a nice departure from the stucco bays next door, and we also appreciate the lack of garages, creating more eyes on the street. The developer here, you may recall, is also working on the…
About a year ago, we checked in on the 1800 block of N 17th St., noting a series of new duplexes featuring shiny bay windows. A few months later, we checked back in on the same block, and told you about some more new construction on the block, this time with some colorful bays.
Today, we’ve learned about three new quadplexes coming to this block, but across the street. ZMA One LLC pulled permits for three new buildings at 1816-20 N 17th St. back in January, and it looks like things are getting underway.
Once construction progresses some, and we have a sense of what the bay windows will look like, we’ll be sure to pass along the information.
A reader checked in the other day, and gave us the heads up that construction activity was stirring at 1014-16 S. 19th St., two long-vacant lots near Washington Avenue. Since no zoning notices had been posted, the reader was assuming that the construction was by right, but was concerned about aesthetics, considering the surroundings.
Taking a peek at the handy L&I Map, we were able to determine that two new homes are indeed on their way to this address, designed by Harman Deutsch. Fortunately, it seems that these homes will not be garage front homes, ensuring additional eyes on this street.
This project is just one more in a string of completed, ongoing, and upcoming residential developments on the southern end of this neighborhood. Much of the housing stock was seriously deteriorated ’round these parts as recently…
Last spring, we told you about six new duplexes going up on the 1800 block of N. 17th St., near the Temple campus. The other day, when we happened to be in the neighborhood, we noticed that these buildings have been completed in the intervening months. While they are fairly standard new construction homes, they do stand out when examined as a group:
Back in April
The other day
Red, green, blue, where’s indigo?
So here’s the lesson, builders: If you’re gonna build six identical homes in a row, why not mix up the colors of the bays? At least it makes the homes a little more interesting to look at.
Just a thought…
Rosa Court, a seventeen home development on the 1300 block of Federal St., has always mystified us. Built about five years ago and designed by Landmark Architectural Design, these homes stick out big-time in an area that has relatively little one-off new construction activity, let alone new developments of this magnitude. The insides of the homes are pretty much standard fare for new construction these days, with hardwood floors, granite countertops, 3 beds, 2.5 baths, and about 2,200 sqft. The homes have a parking courtyard, including 1-2 car parking for each unit.
Here’s a look at what these homes looked like a couple of years ago.
Closeup of bays
Perusing public record, it appears that several of the homes sold for about $500K back in…
A reader tipped us off about the addition plopped onto 2017 Carpenter St., located on a mostly two-story block with a handful of three story homes thrown in for good measure in recent years. Only framed out to this point, and featuring an unexpected bay, it kind of sticks out from its surroundings.
This home was purchased by developers in February for $155K, a sale that was made possible when the DA’s office seized the property a couple of years ago for unknown criminal activities. Anyone have any more info on what kinds of activities led to this?
Hopefully, when finished, the addition will fit in a little better with its surroundings than it does now. And one more thing to keep in mind: We won’t be seeing many like this…