As if Northern Liberties doesn’t have enough high-end housing developments going up right now (we’re looking at you, Stable Flats, houses at 2nd & Green, Orkney Street homes, etc etc etc), we’ve learned about yet another project, tabbed the Green-Nine Townhomes. Located at 613-25 N 3rd St., these nine new homes will replace part of a parking lot, with half of the development facing 3rd Street and the other half facing some currently under construction homes on Bodine Street.
Developers 600 Associates LLC went before NLNA earlier this year, and tightened up their proposal in the months that followed. We were able to get a site plan and renderings, designed by Canno Architecture, the same people who did the design work for the Artisan…
In the next year or so, we could see a new retail building in the heart of University City, across the street from the Fresh Grocer. With this new development would, regrettably, come the loss of a beautiful church, a common theme we’re seeing across the city these days.
The Fortieth Street ME Church, located at 125 S. 40th St., was built in 1872 and designed by Sloan & Hutton. The building was purchased for $2M in 2007 by P&A Associates, according to the OPA, after three different congregations called it home over the previous 135 years. Thanks to HiddenCity for the history lesson.
Beautiful building. Such a shame
P&A’s new building, designed by CANNOdesign, will have about 6000 sqft of leasable space, with either three or four tenants.