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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.


Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Next Weekend

rittenhouse row

On Saturday, May 2nd the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival will take place on Walnut Street between Broad Street and Rittenhouse Square.  The festival begins at noon and will feature cuisine from Center City area restaurants that include 500 Degrees, a. Bar, a. Kitchen, Alma de Cuba, Applebees, Avance, Barclay Prime, Butcher and Singer, Capital One 360 Café, Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse and Continental Mid-town just to name a few.

According to PhillyMag.com, there will be a fashion show, live music, cocktail lounges and beauty bars. Don’t miss out!


Sunday Open Houses – Rittenhouse Square

Check out this Sunday’s open houses in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia! Our featured open house was profiled this past week on PhillyMag.com!

Featured Open House: 252-56 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
4 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
Interior SqFt: 2520
Open House: Sunday, April 19th from 2-3 p.m.

Situated on a beautiful Rittenhouse Square block, a gorgeous 3-story, 2,500 sq.ft townhouse. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features traditional living space with hardwood floors throughout, two wood burning fireplaces, tons of windows bringing in natural sunlight and a beautiful dining room. The nicely sized kitchen that leads to a charming outdoor patio – perfect for the spring and summer months! Located in a prime area only walking distance from Rittenhouse Square, University City, shopping, restaurants and cafes!

220 W Rittenhouse Sq 2D
1 bedroom/1 bathroom
1:30-2:30 p.m.



1703-05 Rittenhouse Sq
8 bedrooms/8.1 bathrooms
11:30 a.m. – 1p.m.



1425 Locust St 7C
2 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
12-1:30 p.m.



325 S. Hicks Street
3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.



130 S. 18th St 506
Studio/1 bathroom
1:30-2:30 p.m.



2122 Spruce St #301
1 bedroom/1 bathroom
1:30-2:30 p.m.

East Passyunk Gateway Project Breaks Ground Tomorrow

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Rending courtesy of PARC. A lighting option under consideration.


According to the Passyunk Post, the East Passyunk gateway project will have a ceremonial ground breaking event tomorrow. In January of 2014, renderings of the project were released. The project was delayed due to budgeting issues.

The Broad and McKean Streets location will be transformed into a space with seating and tables, improved lighting and landscaping. The original plans for a fountain have been scrapped.  This intersection is planned to be brighten significantly with lighting, which will draw even more visitors to the Avenue. The lighting will be colorful and create an eye-catching ambiance.

The Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation plans to have the project finished by June.  This will give local residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy the new space at the start of the summer months.

Over the last few years, East Passyunk Avenue has transformed into one of the most popular areas in the city with award-winning restaurants and thriving businesses. On any given Friday or Saturday night, the Avenue is packed with visitors enjoying the wide array of bars and restaurants.

Sunday Open Houses: Society Hill

Check out this Sunday’s open houses in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia!

Society Hill real estate is home to beautifully renovated homes that exist in harmony with luxury high-rise buildings. In the heart of Philadelphia history, Society Hill residents experience living on a street or cobblestone alley where Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin strolled. Antique stores, specialty shops and craft fairs under the historic market shed at the old Headhouse are never in short supply. Live in close proximity to access independent and art house films latest releases at the Ritz Theater. Enjoy legendary Philadelphia seafood and colonial fare and invite friends to stay at cozy bed and breakfasts in the neighborhood. The always scenic Penn’s Landing is only a stone’s throw away and is a great spot to jog, ice skate, bike ride and watch the fireworks every New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July.

Featured Open House: 306 Cypress Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
4 bedrooms/1 bath
Open House: Sunday 4/12 12-1:30pm

Stunning Society Hill home located on a quiet, tree-lined block. Enter into the gorgeous entry way that leads into a nicely sized sitting room with 2 large windows bringing in natural sunlight and a fireplace with the dining area in the next room equipped with 2 closets. Charming kitchen area with gas range, ample counter and cabinet space with a large over-the-sink window that looks out onto the patio/yard area – perfect space for outdoor gardening & entertaining. 2nd Floor: Full tile bathroom w/ a double sink, glass shower and a private toilet space w/ door. Large master bedroom with two closets, in wall shelves, fireplace and 3 large windows. Next to the master is a small bedroom that can also be used as office space with closets and fireplace. 3rd Floor: Large front bedroom w/ fireplace, 2 closets and 3 windows. Nicely sized back bedroom with in wall shelving unit and fireplace. Central AC, hardwood flooring and original finishes & moldings throughout. Perfect Society Hill location on same block as Three Bears Park! Walking distance from Super Fresh, St. Peter’s School, restaurants and cafes.

715 Pine Street #5
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms


334 S 3rd Street
2 bedrooms/2.1 baths


324 S. 3rd Street
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms


143 S 2nd St #205
2 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms


212 Delancey Street
3 bedrooms/2.2 bathrooms


605 Pine Street
2 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms


130 Spruce St 19B
1 bedroom/1 bathroom


112 Pine Street
4 bedrooms/3.2 bathrooms


303 Spruce Street
4 bedrooms/4.1 bathrooms


241 Delancey Street
3 bedrooms/2.1 baths


411 Gaskill Street
3 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms


2 Blackwell Place
4 bedrooms/3.1 bathrooms


508 S 3rd Street
2 bedrooms/1.1 baths


224 Gaskill Street
4 bedrooms/3.2 baths


102 Lombard Street
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms

Washington Square West Rentals: 716 Chestnut Street

We have 3 new rentals located in the Washington Square West neighborhood at 716 Chestnut Street! Units 200, 300 and 400 are each listed for $2,500/month and feature 1 bedroom/1.5 baths.

Contemporary & charming 1 bedroom condo in the heart of Washington Square features 2 full baths, walk-in closet, private elevator entrance, spacious living room and updated kitchen. Centrally located around the some of the City’s best restaurants, bars and shops! Convenient location with easy access to the Market Frankford Line & Broad Street Subway.

Sunday Open Houses: Graduate Hospital

It is officially the first weekend of Spring even though the weather outside feels like winter. Check out this weekend’s open house in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia!

Graduate 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.

1023 S 18th Street
2 bedrooms/2 baths


1927 Christian St A
2 bedrooms/1 bath


1605 South St B
2 bedrooms/2 baths


1812 Fitzwater Street
3 bedrooms/2.1 baths


1705 Montrose Street
3 bedrooms/1 bath


2414 Kimball Street
3 bedrooms/1.1 baths


1420 Pemberton Street
4 bedrooms/3.1 baths


2519 Kimball Street
3 bedrooms/1 bath


2555 Carpenter Street A
2 bedrooms/2 baths


1710 Rodman Street
3 bedrooms/2.2 baths


2555 Carpenter Street D
2 bedrooms/2.1 baths

One Liberty Place Observation Deck Opening Fall 2015

One Liberty Place

Initially the new observation deck for One Liberty Place, located at 1650 Market Street, was scheduled to open this summer. Unfortunately, the big opening has been postponed for this fall.  According to Philadelphia Magazine, a spokesperson confirmed that the opening is more likely to happen after Labor Day.  The project has yet to be named but the groundbreaking ceremony with Mayor Michael Nutter is scheduled for next month.

Plans for the new observation deck were initially proposed back in September.  The observation deck will be located on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place and plans to include a private elevator and cafe/restaurant.  As the project progresses and groundbreaking commences, more details should be released.

Current Developments Going on in Philly


PhillyMag.com compiled a comprehensive list detailing major development projects currently taking place in Philadelphia.  These developments are taking place in several sections of the city, which in turn has created tons of growth and increasing popularity for Philadelphia.

Comcast Innovation and Technology Center
Currently under construction, the soon-to-be 59 floor building is expected to be the tallest building in Philadelphia and the 8th tallest skyscraper in the U.S.  The $1.2 billion dollar building will  consist  of 1.5 million square feet of space to house hotel space, restaurants, offices, television studios, retail and parking. CITC will be located at 1800 Arch Street.

FMC Tower
Located in close proximity to 30th Street Station, FMC Tower is currently under construction and is expected to be an iconic landmark featuring contemporary glass and steel architecture.  Employees and residents will have access to this vibrant outdoor venue for daily enjoyment, large-scale catered company events and social gatherings such as classical music concerts, live arts performances, summer movie screenings and more.

Manayunk Bridge Trail
The Manayunk Bridge will soon be accompanied by a bike trail expected to be completed in the fall.  The $4.12 million project will enhance the current structure that connects Manayunk to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail in Montgomery County.

Braverman Building
Located at 2617 West Girard Avenue, the Braverman Building is set to become a mixed-use building with apartments in Spring of this year.

East Market
The space is currently demolished and now that the warmer weather has arrived progress is expected to continue. This portion of Market Street will be transformed into retail and residential space with digital billboards.

Sunday Open Houses: Loft District & Spring Arts

Check out this Sunday’s open houses in the Loft District and Spring Arts neighborhoods!!


Featured Open House: 429 N 13th Street #5F, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday 12-1
1 bedroom/1 bathroom

Contemporary 1 bedroom condo with custom concrete counter tops, high-end stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood floors, stripped exposed wood columns, exposed brick walls. This is a unique corner unit with 13 ft ceilings facing south and west and includes 1,100 sq.ft. and indoor garage parking located in a great area and only walking distance from Center City!


1205 Mount Vernon Street Unit 1
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms


603 N 12th Street Unit A
2 bedrooms/2.1 baths