Over the summer, we told you about an ambitious plan from developer David Perlman to construct new homes on Front & Willow, in the shadow of I95. This location, a short but dodgy walk from the Spring Garden El station, seems like a but of a risky place for any development. But this project, consisting of thirty-two homes, is a bold stroke by a developer with some serious cojones.
Last summer, looking north
Looking south toward the project. Block doesn't have much.
As you can see from the photos above, lots of progress has taken place here in about six months. It’s actually pretty incredible just how much of the project is framed out. According to notes from JKR Partners, the designers of the development, The Townhomes at 412…
We’ve heard buzz about this place for months, and starting tomorrow we’ll be able to check out Morgan’s Pier in person. Located at in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge at 221 N Columbus Blvd., in a space that was formerly Octo and before that Rock Lobster (and before that, Hooters?), Morgan’s Pier will try to turn the “tide” that’s resulted in so much turnover here over the years.
From the north
And considering the people behind this concept, we’re inclined to believe that they will be successful. This spot will be brought to us by many of the folks who operate the wonderful new venue, Union Transfer. Included in the ownership group are Avram Hornik, of Four Corners Management, Sean Agnew, of R5 Productions, and Dave Pianka of…