We found ourselves in Northern Liberties earlier today and noticed a large crew working on 811-815 N. 2nd St., an imposing, five story property. As recently as a couple of years ago, this was a vacant lot, with the building formerly occupying the land having been torn down some years before. From what we can tell, the last owners of the property didn’t do a great job paying their mortgage and the property went to foreclosure. The current owners, we believe, purchased the half-built building earlier this year.
Looking back at the real estate listings for this parcel from a few years back, prior owners got zoning approval for ten condos with ten parking spaces on the first floor, with one of the ten condos offered as a commercial condo. The building as its currently being built is designed by