Today, we have a couple of non-updates on projects we’ve been eyeing at the intersection of 6th & Lombard. Looking at the southeast corner, we see some improvements over, say, a year ago.
In the past
As you can see, the property one off the corner has been demolished and rebuilt, which we last told you about back in October. You may recall, both buildings were owned by Mother Bethel AME, a church located on the northeast corner of this intersection and had been blighted for years. From what we understand, the proceeds from the sale of the now-rebuilt building are going to the renovation of the corner building, which we also mentioned in October. Sadly, it seems that no progress has taken place on the corner in the past six…
Exactly a year ago, we brought 813-15 S. 19th St. to your attention. This double-wide home looked like no other we’d ever seen, and featured many unique architectural features inside, including a glass-enclosed courtyard in the middle of the house. Unfortunately, the original owners fell victim to the financial crunch in 2008, and lost the property, which then sat vacant for a couple of years.
A year ago, new owners stepped in, with plans to finish the building, which had become an eyesore. From the outside, you can see that progress has been made.
Current view. Much better.
We peeked inside, and there’s still a ton of work to be done. But it’s wonderful to see that this place is finally getting finished. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get a tour when it’s done.
In January, we told you about the beginnings of foundations on the 1500 block of Ogden Street. While the 1400 and 1600 blocks of this street are largely vacant, primed for redevelopment, this block has several existing properties. Two more four story buildings have risen this year, as you can see below:
A week ago
Ogden Realty LP is building these two three-unit buildings, which we’re guessing will be rentals. The redevelopment of these lots has apparently resulted in the demolition of the blown-out shell next door, which is only good news for the surrounding neighborhood.
Now, if only the other nearby blocks of Ogden Street could see a little of this, the eastern end of Francisville would be in for some serious positive change.
A few months back, we told you about 1107 S 2nd St., a mixed-use building that was on the way on a stretch of 2nd Street that was notable for new construction houses as well as stalled construction. Take a look at the site back in February, as a new foundation was being dug among vacant lots previously prepped for foundations.
In the past
In the months since, the building has risen at this location, and we suspect that Next Salon will be moving into the retail space in a matter of months. Meanwhile, the dormant construction site next door has finally showed signs of life in the past couple of weeks.
Future salon at sunset. Plus, new framing!
The three foundations off the corner have been completed, and are now slabs ready for new…
Way back around last Thanksgiving, we told you about plans to covert the former Saint Charles Borromeo school building on the 2000 block of Montrose Street into twenty rental apartments. Here’s a look at the building, from back then:
In recent weeks, carpenters have been busy at this site, framing the additional story that’s going on top of the existing building. Check it out:
Look at the framing, from 20th St.
While this project is still months away from completion, it’s encouraging to see the progress at this site, informing us that this project is, indeed, happening. Here’s a look at what things will look like once the project is done:
Rendering from Harman Deutsch
We’ll check back in over here when the project nears the finish line.
A couple of weeks ago, we brought a new, nearly complete mixed-use building at 12th and Latona Sts. to your attention, mentioning the beginnings of interior demolition work at the large, vacant warehouse next door. This will be the site of the second, much larger phase of this development, which will see ten homes go up in the coming months.
At some point in the past two weeks, the work has changed from subtle interior demolition work to leveling the entire building. Walking by two weeks ago, you could easily miss the fact that something was going on here. Nowadays, not so much.
In the past
No more warehouse
We’ll keep an eye on this corner and…