Thursday, July 25, 2013

In Progress: 2nd and Wharton Street Project

Ground has broken at 1301 S. 2nd Street (via Philadelphia Real Estate Blog)

The site of the warehouse fire that nearly claimed large quantities of Mummer regalia is starting to take shape. As you may know, it's been an odd journey from old warehouse to future site of eleven four story town homes. After the fire, a wall collapsed during further demolition. As the site was cleared and the hole for the foundation was dug, the security fence surrounding the area fell in to the site, leaving Second Street with a large unprotected cavern until everything was worked out.

The foundation has recently been poured and each unit is being marked out. Check the photos below:

SE Corner of 2nd and Wharton Sts.
Closeup of the foundation

View from 2nd Street
While the homes near Washington Avenue are heading in to their final stages - this development marks the beginning of the first of three larger projects in and around the Second Street area. The site at Second and Reed Street as well as the former home of Saint John the Evangelist at Moyamensing Avenue and Reed Street have both seen movement in the recent weeks. It's only a matter of time before those project get underway in earnest.

As always, we'll keep you posted on any new developments on these sites. If you have any tips or pictures you would like to share - hit up the comments, email, Twitter, or Facebook and get involved!

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