Monday, September 23, 2013

Progress Report: How are those large projects looking?

We have been bringing you steady reports on a few of the larger projects going up in the north end of Pennsport. Whether they have shiny names like "Metropolis", replaced a local landmark, or are finally filling in an empty (and centrally located) lot, they have signaled a changing tide for Pennsport.

So how are they looking at the moment?

Constitution Court

How it came to be:
Interior salvage took place in the early spring with the demolition of the structure Saint John's the Evangelist church starting in earnest this past May.

You remember now, right? (photo by Tug Haines)

What it looks like today:
Realty signs adorn the chain link fence while the foundations signal the new beginning for the former site of Saint John's the Evangelist. 

What it will look like in the near future:
Larger single family units will soon rise on the corner of Moyamensing Avenue and Reed Street. One curb cut leads to parking for each unit. 
Via Philadelphia Real Estate Blog
Metropolis

How it came to be:
A large fire tore through an illegal auto shop that doubled as a (legal) storage unit for Mummers Regalia. If that wasn't enough, a wall collapse officially brought the building down soon thereafter.

Warehouse before the fire/collapse - via Google Maps
What it looks like today:
The first building is nearing completion. Fully customizable units are also being showcased for potential buyers. NoLibs style has made its way to Pennsport.

What it will look like in the near future:
This project features more single family units with private parking and a roof deck. Sense a theme?

Via Philadelphia Real Estate Blog


2nd and Reed Street Project

How it came to be:
A previous fire claimed the old A&P Laminations warehouse site in 2008. It was a large structure fire that took 100 fire fighters to calm the flames. It has since sat vacant and will now house (you guessed it) more condos.



What it looks like today:
Newish chain link fencing now lines the lot. There is also a large hole in the northeast corner of the lot which leads us to believe work should be starting in the near future.



What it will look like in the near future:
This project also features larger, single family units with (wait for it) parking in the rear. Roof decks will also be a selling point. Of all three projects, this one seems more fitting for the neighborhood and should sell quickly given it's proximity to Herron Playground and other neighborhood amenities.


via Philadelphia Real Estate Blog



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