A week ago, we gave you the great news that a long vacant lot at the corner of 16th & South was on its way to redevelopment. At the time, we had very few details about the project, save the fact that it would be a mixed-use development with residential and commercial uses. Today, thanks to Wednesday’s SOSNA zoning meeting and the assistance of the good people at JKR Partners, we have some fresh info on this here project.
The proposed building will be four stories high, and will include a roughly 1,500 sqft commercial space as well as five apartments. The second floor will include two 1 bedroom units, and the third floor will have one 2 bedroom unit as well as two bilevel three bedroom units.…
If you’ve been tracing the line of development north of Brewerytown, you might have stumbled across 25 new town homes, interspersed among existing housing stock on 31st Street, between Berks and Diamond Streets. The Strawberry Mansion Town Homes, as per their namesake, reside in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, near the eastern edge of Fairmount Park. Since their completion in 2011, only six of these affordable housing units have been sold and occupied, which could be an indication of the salability of the remaining homes.
In the past
Same corner, yesterday
“I think the neighborhood gets an unfair, bad rap,” says Sierra Thomas, an attorney from the Friends Rehabilitation Program Inc., the organization that developed the properties with assistance from federal and city agencies. “We shouldn’t have any problems selling them in the same way people do selling properties in…