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.
Just two blocks from the South Gateway project that we mentioned last week, developer Tejas Properties 2 LLC is proposing a much smaller residence for Temple students. On a block with several properties with similar density, these developers intend to construct a four-story, seventeen unit building at 1431 N 15th St., on a currently empty lot.
Looking down 15th St.
What we don’t know at this time is what this new building will look like. Will it take on the look of most of the (generally unexciting) new construction in the area? Will it take on a more contemporary look, like the Modules at Templetown, the ISA-designed student housing down the street? Or will it take its cues from any of the numerous older…
Back in January, we told you about the ZBA’s approval of ReNewbold, the exciting LEED Platinum project from LPMG that’s planned for the corner of 16th and Moore Sts. Tonight, at South Philly Tap Room, from 5pm until 8pm, you can get some first hand information about this new project, and reserve your new dream home. And there’s drink specials and a free buffet!
A little background in case you don’t feel like clicking back to the old post: LPMG has hired LEED experts Postgreen to design and Hybrid Construction to built 16 single family homes, 2 condo units (all with offstreet parking) and a new commercial space on the vacant lot that once housed a now demolished school building. The mix of two and three story buildings will offer a host of green features, including rain collection,…