When we checked in on the intersection of York & Amber last month, a new home had recently been framed out on the corner, with the promise of two more homes to come. We stopped by the corner again the other day, and saw that promise fulfilled.
As you can see, the corner house has been sheathed with what looks like a combination of hardie-board and wood siding. As developer Mark Hutchinson told us in the comments section of our last post, this home will be a certified Passive House, meaning it will be significantly more insulated than the average home. The combination of the solar PV array on the roof and the added insulation will mean very low utility bills for the person who’s already agreed to purchase the home.
Less than five months after breaking ground, the new Brewerytown Supermarket at 31st & Girard opened its doors last week. Years in the making, this new Bottom Dollar location will provide locals with easier access to groceries than they’ve had in decades, and at reasonable prices, to boot. And since it has been built due to the collaboration of community groups, politicians, and developers, this is a particularly proud moment for many people.
We don’t claim to be design experts here, but we can say without hesitation that the design of the project is terribly disappointing. And we’re not even gonna get into the orange pig curiously stationed on the roof.
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A few years back, Interface Studio Architects, and the Community Design…