If you’ve been tracing the line of development north of Brewerytown, you might have stumbled across 25 new town homes, interspersed among existing housing stock on 31st Street, between Berks and Diamond Streets. The Strawberry Mansion Town Homes, as per their namesake, reside in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, near the eastern edge of Fairmount Park. Since their completion in 2011, only six of these affordable housing units have been sold and occupied, which could be an indication of the salability of the remaining homes.
In the past
Same corner, yesterday
“I think the neighborhood gets an unfair, bad rap,” says Sierra Thomas, an attorney from the Friends Rehabilitation Program Inc., the organization that developed the properties with assistance from federal and city agencies. “We shouldn’t have any problems selling them in the same way people do selling properties in…