Back in March, we told you about a new project planned for 439-47 N 13th St., an old two story building just to the south of one of our favorite new buildings in town. We haven’t heard anything about this property for the past six months, though we have heard about two other developments nearby, one of the north side and one on the south side of the 1200 block of Buttonwood Street. Now, it seems that there’s renewed momentum for the project at 439 N 13th St., which got approval from the ZBA back in April. Ooh, and we’ve even gotten our hands on some renderings!
The building now
Rendering, 13th St frontage on the left, Hamilton St frontage on the right
The historically designated Church of the Assumption, located at 1123-33 Spring Garden Street, is under agreement, according to the website for realtors Colliers International.
Colliers director Michael Barmash told Naked Philly it was a sensitive issue and too early to release any further information, but according to the Inquirer, the new owner is John Wei, of JI Investments LLC. The site has played host to a vortex of local controversy, and was once slated and approved by the Historical Commission to be demolished before members of the Callowhill Neighborhood Association appealed to L&I to reverse the decision, a request that was granted last year. This winter, an L&I analysis of the process declared SILOAM owners did not…
So let’s say you’re a talented artist looking for a venue with a built-in crowd to perform before or exhibit your work? What’s this? You want to live in a space rent-free while you prepare for and host the show? Hold the phone, there’s a bar and food too?
If Cornell-, Penn-, and Wharton- trained architect and real estate developer Gary Reuben’s vision becomes a reality, his Underground Arts (UA) space in the basement of the Wolf Building, located at 12th and Callowhill Sts., will be just that space. And it will hum every night. It will also be the second venue to recently appear on the scene in the Callowhill neighborhood, with the opening of Union Transfer last month.
Entrance on Callowhill St.
Reuben envisions the 12K…