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Mixed-Use Italian Market Development Plans Presented

Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

According to the Passyunk Post, developers presented plans for a mixed-use project at the Passyunk Square Civic Association meeting on Tuesday.

Midwood Investment and Development presented plans for a 5-story building that will consist of 18,000 square feet of commercial space, 70 apartments, 8 single-family trinities and an underground parking lot that will hold around 150 cars.  This development will grace the vacant lot of 9th Street and Washington Avenue.  The planned building will need to replicate and blend with the existing historic Italian Market buildings.

The apartments are planned to consist of one and two bedroom units, while 8 new trinity-style homes will face the Darien Street side of the project to blend with the existing homes on that block.

The project will take an estimated 18 months for completion. It is unknown as to when development will begin.

 

Fairmount New Construction: North Street Estates Framing Up

The new construction project currently happening in Fairmount is officially taking shape! The new townhouses, known as North Street Estates, are now framed and looking great. There is still a bit of the way to go but progress is in full swing.

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North Street Estates – Price: $859,900

Click here for a link to North Street Estates featured home: 1711 North Street

Find the perfect blend of luxury, elegance and comfort at the North Street Mews. One of 12 in this stunning community, this 18′ wide, 3,000 square foot home with 1 car parking features 4 light filled bedrooms, an office/den with 3 french doors, 3 full bathrooms, a half bathroom, finished basement, a roof deck, a yard and includes a variety of luxury finishes such as hardwood floors finished on site, built in speaker, solid core interior doors, video intercom system, and energy efficient dual zoned HVAC system. The home exudes comfort & style from start to finish, starting with its tiled foyer and spacious open first floor plan including living room and dining room with 10′ high ceilings. Continue through and enter the modern, exquisite kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Custom Cabinetry (two options for layouts), quartz or granite counter tops and a large island running through to custom windows with a plethora of light! Next to the kitchen and ideally located is a well appointed powder room. Meander up the stairs to the second floor and enter into your spacious master suite which is truly a work of art, with its huge walk in closets, master bath, private toilet room and custom tiled shower with dual shower heads, all within a frameless glass enclosure, a soaking tub for pure decadence and double vanity to top it all off. Travel down the hall to your office/den with three french doors over looking the street scape complete with onsite finished wood floors. Stroll up to the 3rd floor and feel the spacious 3 bedrooms with wall to wall carpeting and the two full baths, one with a seamless glass shower and the other with a tub for convenience. From the third floor walk up the stairs to the pilot house which leads to an oversize custom roof deck with exception city views. The finished basement completes this home with its 9′ ceilings, laundry room and ample space. 10 year tax abatement being applied for. Audio/Visual package and roof deck are upgrades. Home can be purchased without parking.

 

5 Things to do in Philly this weekend!

Photo courtesy of Visit Philly.

Photo courtesy of Visit Philly.

After the bitter cold temperatures and snow storm we endured the past few days, we are springing forward this weekend! Although the forecast will be relatively cold this weekend, there is still plenty to do in Philly!

The Philadelphia Flower Show

This Saturday and Sunday is the LAST weekend of the Philadelphia Flower Show! The world’s oldest and largest flower show features so many fabulous exhibits and displays that included this year’s theme of “Celebrate the Movies.”

The Art of the Brick at the Franklin Institute

Check out this awesome exhibit at the Franklin Institute that features recreations of famous artworks and masterpieces using only LEGO bricks.

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Open through April 5th, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is displaying artist collections from world-renowned African American artists.  The showcase has over 75 features with a wide range of subjects and styles.

Philadelphia Union Season Opener

Tomorrow is the season opener for the Philadelphia Union professional soccer team. Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids at 4 p.m. PPL Park.

Brewer’s Plate at The Kimmel Center

This event will take place on Sunday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. with more than 50 restaurants and brewing companies displaying samples of their menu items for guests to enjoy. Ticket prices range from $69-$79/pp.

Graduate Hospital Neighborhood Open Houses

Check out this Sunday’s open houses in Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital neighborhood.

College students, professors, artists and medical health professionals are making this South Philadelphia neighborhood, which is also known as South of South, an up and coming residential area. Residents enjoy easy access to jobs in Center City, University City and Graduate Hospital on South Street.

 

1812 Fitzwater Street
$499,000
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
12-1pm

 

800 S 19th Street
$989,900
4 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
12:30-1:30pm

 

620 S 15th Street
$995,000
4 bedrooms/3.1 bathrooms
12-2:30pm

 

921 S 18th Street
$425,000
4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
12-1pm

 

2536 Christian Street
$414,900
3 bedrooms/3.1 bathrooms
12-2pm

 

2414 Kimball Street
$349,000
3 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms
1:30-2:30pm

 

1420 Pemberton Street
$1,199,899
4 bedrooms/3.1 bathrooms
12-1pm

 

2305 Grays Ferry Ave
$499,000
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
11am-12:30pm

 

2330 Saint Albans Street
$825,000
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
12-1pm

 

Possible Pop-up Garden Coming to Italian Market vacant lots

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The Passyunk Post reported that the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is interested in opening a pop-up garden in one of two vacant lots in South Philadelphia this summer. Both lots are located in the Italian Market neighborhood on 9th and Wharton Streets and 9th and Washington Avenue.  The foot traffic from Geno’s and Pat’s Steaks as well as the Italian Market could potentially drive a large amount of business.

The plan was presented last week at the Passyunk Square Civic Association meeting. Some neighbors voiced concerns over an excess of trash that could be produced due to the gardens.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society opened a garden on 1438 South Street last summer and hopes to open another in South Philly by Memorial Day Weekend.

New Construction Condos: 1434-36 Poplar Street

New construction in Fairmount has begun with the development of a 10 unit apartment complex located at 1434-36 Poplar Street.  This project is only blocks away from the North Street Estates new construction project in Fairmount, which will consist of 12 new townhouses with parking.

Expected completion is August 2015.  The units inside of 1434 Poplar Street will be available for rent while the 1436 Poplar Street units will be available for sale. More details to come as the project progresses.  This project contributes to the development growth in the Fairmount neighborhood.  Over the years, Fairmount has become a poplar North Broad Street neighborhood with new housing developments, restaurants and much more.

Check out the progress below!

 

Fairmount New Construction: North Street Estates is Starting Up!

Despite the frigid January temperatures and the dreaded ice and rain encountered in the last few days, the Fairmount new construction project “North Street Estates” is gearing up and breaking ground this past week.

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In a few months, the vacant lots shown in the photos will be replaced with 12 luxurious townhouses.  The model home, 1711 North Street, is on the market listed at $859,000.  North Street Estates residents will enjoy the comfort of contemporary design, plenty of space and 1 car parking.  A 10 year tax abatement is also in the process of being applied for.

Here are the specifications:
4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms
Interior SqFt: 3000
Full, finished basement

Find the perfect blend of luxury, elegance and comfort at the North Street Mews. One of 12 in this stunning community, this 18′ wide, 3,000 square foot home with 1 car parking features 4 light filled bedrooms, an office/den with 3 french doors, 3 full bathrooms, a half bathroom, finished basement, a roof deck, a yard and includes a variety of luxury finishes such as hardwood floors finished on site, built in speaker, solid core interior doors, video intercom system, and energy efficient dual zoned HVAC system. The home exudes comfort & style from start to finish, starting with its tiled foyer and spacious open first floor plan including living room and dining room with 10′ high ceilings. Continue through and enter the modern, exquisite kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Custom Cabinetry (two options for layouts), quartz or granite counter tops and a large island running through to custom windows with a plethora of light! Next to the kitchen and ideally located is a well appointed powder room. Meander up the stairs to the second floor and enter into your spacious master suite which is truly a work of art, with its huge walk in closets, master bath, private toilet room and custom tiled shower with dual shower heads, all within a frameless glass enclosure, a soaking tub for pure decadence and double vanity to top it all off. Travel down the hall to your office/den with three french doors over looking the street scape complete with onsite finished wood floors. Stroll up to the 3rd floor and feel the spacious 3 bedrooms with wall to wall carpeting and the two full baths, one with a seamless glass shower and the other with a tub for convenience. From the third floor walk up the stairs to the pilot house which leads to an oversize custom roof deck with exception city views. The finished basement completes this home with its 9′ ceilings, laundry room and ample space. 10 year tax abatement being applied for. Audio/Visual package and roof deck are upgrades. Home can be purchased without parking.

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Queen Village New Construction: 112-20 Christian Street #7

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A Queen Village new construction project is underway at 112-20 Christian Street, which will be known as the Christian Street Estates.

List Price: $1,250,000

Find the perfect blend of luxury, elegance and comfort at the Christian Street Estates. One of 9 in this stunning community, this 3,800 square foot home with 1 car parking features 4 light filled bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a half bathroom, finished basement, a roof deck and an elevator! Tons of space with gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout. Buyer will have the option to choose from a wide variety of hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, tile and other finishes. Situated in the heart of Queen Village, one block from Shot Tower Park and walking distance from restaurants, bars, cafes and the Delaware River Waterfront. The 2nd phase of the project will feature a different layout, pricing and 2 car parking.

For further information on the project, contact Listing Agent David Snyder. The photos below show 3-D floor plans for Phase One.

Here is a brief description of the Queen Village neighborhood.

Queen Village hold the essence of a traditional Philadelphia neighborhood incorporated with a modern flare. Many of the homes are 19 th century trinities and modern townhouses. Residents enjoy the close proximity to the shops and entertaining nightlife on South Street. From 4th Street to 6th Street, grab a bite to eat at the renowned Famous Fourth Street Deli and shop at fabric shops along 4th Street’s Fabric Row.

 

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Sunday Open Houses: Point Breeze

Check out this weekend’s open houses in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia!

Featured Open House: 2209 Wilder Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
$184,000
3 bedrooms/1.5 bathrooms
Interior SqFt: 1,064
Open House: Sunday, January 18th 12-1pm
Fully rehabbed 2 story, contemporary home features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This Point Breeze home also features exposed brick, beautiful hardwood floors and an open floor plan. The brand new kitchen boasts of modern back splash, microwave and dishwasher. The living room has recessed lighting and a half bath off the kitchen. Each bedroom features closet space. This perfect starter home is situated directly across the street from a garden.

2350 Federal Street
$297,900
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
1:30-2:30pm
2115 Manton Street
$239,900
2 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms
3-4pm
1515 S. Ringgold Street
$145,000
3 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms
12-1pm
1942 Titan Street
$179,900
3 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms
2-3pm
1428 S. Bouvier Street
$149,900
3 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms
12-1pm
2022 Federal Street
$304,900
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
12-1pm
2245 Greenwich Street
$149,900
2 bedrooms/1 bathroom
3-3:30pm
1317 S. Chadwick Street
$350,000
3 bedrooms/3.1 bathrooms
12-2pm
1721 Latona Street
$350,000
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
3-4pm
2026 Manton Street
$367,500
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
1:30-2:30pm

Reasons Why Philly is #3 on The NYT’s Places to Go List

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The New York Times recently published a list of ’52 Places to Go in 2015.’ Right behind Milan and Cuba, the City of Brotherly Love came in at third place. How incredible is that?!

In the past couple of years, Philadelphia has increasingly developed and reinvented itself.  The City of Brotherly Love is no longer only known for its deep roots in American history but as a highly traveled destination for restaurants, attractions and entertainment of all sorts. Here is why Philadelphia made the number 3 spot:

1. Dilworth Park began construction and renovation in 2012 and reopened with its new look this past September. Located on the west side of City Hall, Dilworth Park is a great addition to attractions in Philadelphia. This park was once an ugly concrete slab of non-utilized space as well as an eyesore in Center City.  Today, the newly reinvented Dilworth Park boasts of an ice skating rink, outdoor seating, lawn space, a fountain and not to mention a delicious cafe by Chef Jose Garces. New entrances and elevators have also been created for underground access to the Market East station.

2. Spruce Street Harbor Park was a widely popular addition to the Delaware River Waterfront this past summer.  The temporary outdoor oasis attracted hundreds of guests with its colorful chairs and umbrellas, a floating garden area and The Blue Anchor featuring a casual menu with beer and cocktails.

3. The Schuylkill River Boardwalk opened in October 2014. The $18 million, pet friendly boardwalk runs from Locust Street to South Street, which has attracted residents and visitors in the past few months. It is a great spot to bike ride, jog or take a stroll to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Philadelphia skyline.