We’ve passed by 2940 W. Thomson St. numerous times over the years, often wondering what purpose it once served and when it was last in use. Earlier this year, we noticed a ‘For Sale’ sign on the building, but never bothered to look into it, thinking it was snatched up the day after the sign went up. Seems we were mistaken.
The property has been owned by PHDC since 1983, and was listed for sale in February for $130K. While that may seem like a strong price point for a building in Brewerytown, the dimensions of the lot make it a very attractive real estate investment. Checking in at 118′ by 66′, the lot could easily accommodate seven single family homes or a more creative multi-unit development. Or a combination of the two. Somehow, the building sat…
Last week, at two different RCO meetings, developers presented plans for two new homes on the 2000 block of Titan Street in Point Breeze. 2002 and 2004 Titan St. have been vacant lots for decades, but that situation should be changing very soon. At the South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. meeting last Monday, the developer told the assembled crowd that he purchased 2002 Titan St. at sheriff’s sale about a year ago and had just purchased 2004 Titan St. from PHDC.
Another angle, a new construction home next door
Architect Michael Sebright from Energy Reconsidered presented plans for the homes, which will have 2,000 sqft of interior space including the basements, along with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. One challenge for these properties is that…
The future of a proposed development at 1021-25 S. 18th St. is in question after developer Vitaly Paluchenko presented his plans for the site for the second time last month to the SOSNA Zoning Committee. While this neighborhood has seen considerable redevelopment and tons of infill construction in recent years, these lots have remained empty. But if the developer has his way, three triplexes, designed by Harman Deutsch, will soon rise on the site.
For decades, the three lots were owned by different City agencies, which helps explain their long-term vacant state. The middle lot was owned by the Department of Public Property, and the developer purchased it for $114K back in 2010. The northern and southern lots were both owned by PHDC, which finally…
As any Temple student or regular reader of this site is well aware, there’s been a tremendous amount of new development in the area surrounding Temple in the last several years. So when we spotted a ZBA notice for a new development at 1901 N. 19th St., we figured it was just more of the same.
Standing on this corner, one wouldn’t necessarily expect that one of the more satisfying student housing projects in the area is located just a block to the east. Despite that and all the other development in the area, this corner is particularly desolate, with a ton of vacant land to the north.
Looking east. Cool project at 18th & Berks in the distance.
Looking down the 1900 block of N