A few days ago, we lamented the demolition of the St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, at 3rd & Reed. At that time, we reminded you that twelve homes would be replacing this hundred-and-twenty-year-old but not historic building, and wondered what those new homes would look like.
Demolition last week
Thanks to the folks at Harman Deutsch, we don’t have to wonder anymore. They were kind enough to send along a site plan, as well as a couple of renderings of the homes that will soon rise at this site.
View from Moyamensing
View from the drive aisle. What's up with that shadowy dog walker?
As is the case with many multi-home developments we’ve seen lately, this project will have homes on either side of…
In Logan Square, there are relatively few development opportunities to be found. Having been so well-established for decades, the neighborhood has few vacant properties and even less vacant land. So it should come as no surprise that a couple of developers looking to construct multi-unit developments find themselves having to demolish a couple of older buildings in order to accomplish the task at hand.
First, we look at the northwest corner of 21st & Race, where a former School District building is nearly gone. This structure had been a part of the Please Touch Museum, which moved to Memorial Hall a few years ago, but has sat vacant since the move. Last September, we told you about plans from Matzi Builder and Developers to build eight new ultra-high-end homes here, with list prices exceeding $1M. We don’t know what the homes will look like,…
A reader recently gave us the heads up that some significant construction activity was taking place at 1100 Spring Garden St., on the same block as the still-standing Church of the Assumption. Because it’s what we do, we made our way over there to check it out. And they weren’t kidding, there’s some serious construction going on at a building that was previously a flooring and cabinet warehouse.
In the past
Three new stories
According to the handy dandy L&I Map, permits were pulled to add three stories to the existing building for apartments, and to use the first floor for some unknown commercial use. Harman Deutch did the design work, helping to bring significantly more utility to a formerly unattractive and dull building.
If you’ve never visited Prohibition Taproom at 13th & Buttonwood, you’re surely missing out on a great neighborhood pub experience. And if you wish to visit this gem of a bar in the coming weeks or months, you’ll surely notice that there are at least three construction projects taking place in very close vicinity, all of which are slowly but surely moving along.
First, we check in on the long-blighted 1231-35 Buttonwood St., which we last visited about two months ago. At that time, we noticed some workers on the site, but also recognized that the properties were sporting numerous violations. Over the past couple of months, it appears that work has continued, and some (but not all) of the violations have been cleared up. One of the buildings has a partially rebuilt facade, which we wouldn’t be surprised to see moving forward…
We stumbled upon some new construction the other day, on a block we’ve visited several times in the last couple of years. Back in 2009, the 1200 block of Mount Vernon Street looked like this:
After three projects filled in some of the vacant space on this block, the largest remaining gap is now being filled at 1205-07 Mount Vernon St. with a double-wide, extra-deep building with five units and parking in the front. Check it out.
Developers DSB Holding Co LLC purchased the lot earlier this year for a surprising $385K, leading us to believe that these units will be sold as condos, like Camac Court just down the street. Looking over the permits, only three of the units will apparently have parking.…
For as long as we can remember, 1110-14 South St. has been a vacant lot despite its relatively prime location. Used primarily as a parking lot, some fairly awful murals have adorned one side of the lot, essentially putting some (cheap) lipstick on a pig. But today we bring some good news- this lot will soon be filled in by a mixed-use development! Yeeeeehaaaaa!
From a distance
A couple of weeks ago, the ZBA approved a plan to construct two buildings on this lot. Both will have commercial spaces on the first floor, with apartments above. 1110-12 will have six residential units, while 1114 will have five. Neither commercial space has been spoken for as of yet, though