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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.

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!


South Street’s Royal Theater Redevelopment Moves Forward

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The historic Royal Theater located on 15th and South Streets has been approved by a City Council committee for redevelopment under Carl Dranoff.  According to PhillyMag.com, Dranoff plans to demolish the theater except the exterior and recreate it into a mixed-used building featuring 45 apartments and street level retail space.

Some local neighbors are concerned with the development’s future impact on parking.  Also, the anticipated height of the new mixed-use building is a concern as well.  As reported by CBS Philly, although some neighbors are against the project others are excited to finally see the old building come back to life.

Now that the approval has moved from the Committee, City Council is expected to hold the final vote next week.

The Royal Theater opened in 1920 and was Philadelphia’s first African-American theater.  According to Hidden City Philadelphia, it quickly became a pillar for the community to enjoy performances in the 1,200 seat theater.  In 1970, the Royal Theater closed its doors after losing patrons. Ever since then, the building has been vacant. It was purchased by a new owner in 2000.

Many city officials and surrounding businesses believe revitalization of the building is better than allowing it to sit vacant and unused.

Philly Development Requests $341M State Funding

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Recently, development throughout the city has been increasingly booming from new construction homes to commercial skyscrapers.  Curbed Philly reported that Philadelphia area developers have requested $341 Million in state funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. (Recently reported by the Philadelphia Business Journal).

There are currently 78 development projects occurring throughout the city. Ten projects have received funding so far including Liberty Property Trust who is constructing the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center.  This project is estimated to cost over $1.6 billion and has received about $10 million from the state thus far.

Projects must provide an adequate amount of information including economic activity the project will contribute to the surrounding community.

Philadelphia County is requesting more funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania than any other county due to its increased amount of development projects.

Other Philadelphia projects receiving state funds includes Urban Outfitters Navy Yard expansion, Dietz and Watson and the East Market Street project.

Art Museum/Fairmount Open Houses

Check out this Sunday’s open houses in the popular Art Museum/Fairmount neighborhood!

This Philadelphia neighborhood offers its residents easy access to Fairmount Park, where many enjoy jogging, biking and skating along the scenic paths of Kelly Drive and West River Drive. The Art Museum/Fairmount area offers its residents several amenities such as the regattas held on the Schuykill River and the historical beauty of the Federal Mansions throughout Fairmount Park. The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses some of America’s greatest collections of art. The grounds of the museum also serve the neighborhood as a backyard, an entertainment center and a quiet spot where you can relax and enjoy views of the skyline and river.

1913 Green Street Unit 1
2 beds/2 baths
2423 Olive Street
3 beds/2 baths
862 N 26th Street
3 beds/1.1 baths
2401 Pennsylvania Ave #18A1
1 bed/1 bath
859 N 27th Street
4 beds/2.1 baths
1718 Green St C
2 beds/2 baths
2429 Meredith Street
2 beds/1 bath
2714 Brown St
4 beds/2 baths
2401 Pennsylvania Ave 9B31
1 bed/1 bath
2401 Pennsylvania Ave 2C55
studio/1 bath
1713 Green St 4
2 beds/1 bath
700 N Pennock St 201
1 bed/1 bath
812 N 24th St
3 beds/3.1 baths
752 N Croskey St 
2 beds/1 bath
2515 Swain St
3 beds/1.1 baths
831 N 24th St 
5 beds/3.1 baths



Just Listed: Fairmount Condo Rental

We have a new rental listing! A gorgeous Fairmount condo located at 1931 Poplar Street, Unit A.

Gorgeous & modern condo in the Fairmount/Art Museum neighborhood! This condo boasts of 2 bedrooms, hardwood floors & carpeting and a sleek modern kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances. The full bathrooms feature beautiful subway tile and slate floors. Washer/Dryer in unit. Also, a charming back patio area that is perfect for an outdoor BBQ and entertainment with 1 car parking!

Please contact us if you are interested.

Just Sold: Queen Village New Construction

Center City Listings represented both the sellers and buyers of a gorgeous, Queen Village new construction home!

Property Address: 767 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sale Price: $860,000
3 bedrooms/4.1 baths

Rarely available, Completely Upgraded, New Construction, in the heart of Queen Village!! This light filled corner property is perfectly designed with 3 bedrooms plus a finished basement/bedroom. 4.5 baths, 1 CAR PARKING, and an approximately 450 square foot roof deck with panoramic views from the Ben Franklin Bridge to the City Skyline! Enter into a stunning, sun drenched open first floor with 10′ ceilings, half bath and a state of the art kitchen!! The second floor boast two oversized bedrooms, two full baths and a laundry room! The third floor has a full Master Bedroom suite with walk-in closet, oversized seamless glass shower, Jacuzzi style bath and double vanity. This home has been fully upgraded with 8′ solid doors, hardwood floors, audio/visual throughout and security cameras at the front and rear entrances!! Tax Abatement Approved. Located in Meredith School Catchment.

Potential Facelift Planned for The Gallery

market east

Photo courtesy of PhillyMag.com

The Gallery shopping complex located on the east side of Market Street is planned to transform into a luxury shopping facility. According to Philadelphia Magazine, developers from Macerich Co. want to invest $106.8 million into the revitalization of The Gallery. Plans are to reinvent The Gallery as an up-scale, urban shopping center.

Macerich Co. owns the Deptford Mall in South Jersey and 55 other shopping malls in the United States. Currently, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust owns The Gallery and plans on going in half in redevelopment with Macerich Co. The redevelopment process is expected to be complete in October.

Sunday Open Houses: Passyunk Square

Check out this Sunday’s open houses in the vibrant Passyunk Square neighborhood of South Philadelphia.

Passyunk Square is vibrant neighborhood located in South Philadelphia. This up and coming area has flourished with real estate and business development. Along East Passyunk Avenue you can find award-winning restaurants, boutiques and other small businesses.  Passyunk Square is a very walkable neighborhood with many amenities close by including the ACME supermarket, several special shops and restaurants.  Spend your day strolling along the Avenue, checking out the specialty shops and boutiques. Then Passyunk Avenue delightfully transforms into a great nightlife spot with some of the area’s top bars and restaurants.

Featured Open House: 1814 S. Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
2 bedrooms/1 bathroom
Interior Square Ft: 1,024
2014 Taxes: $2,236
Lot Dimensions: 14 x 48

Located one block from Passyunk Avenue, this bright beautiful home has been completely renovated, boasting an open concept main floor. The kitchen has new stainless appliances, new oversized kitchen sink, new granite countertops, including granite peninsula with counter seating. The original inlaid hardwood floors have been restored and refinished. The finished basement has brand new wall-to-wall carpeting and plenty of extra storage. The second floor offers a generous master bedroom with custom built walk in closet. The fully tiled bathroom with oiled bronze finishes includes a Jacuzzi tub. Central AC, new roof, new plumbing, new electric make this the best deal in HOT Passyunk Square. The large yard includes corner planter.

Listing Description and Photos Courtesy of SRS Real Estate.

907 Greenwich Street
3 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms
913 Federal Street
3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
1313 McKean Street
3 bedrooms/2.1 bathrooms
1310 Tasker Street
3 bedrooms/1.1 bathrooms

If you are interested in purchasing a home, please contact the Center City Listings team today!

Just Sold: Rittenhouse Square Condo

Center City Listings represented the seller of a beautifully restored Rittenhouse Square condo.

Property Address: 1716 Pine St Unit 4F, Philadelphia, PA

Beautiful 2 bedroom 1 bath unit located on the fourth floor of a restored condominium building in Rittenhouse. This sun-filled unit features hardwood floors, great Center City views, skylight, beautiful fixtures, recessed lighting, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, maple cabinets, full tile bath with antique vanity w/ marble top. This unit has a laundry closet with washer/dryer hook-up (in the unit) and additional storage space in common basement and a private door to fire escape. Don’t miss out on this incredible Rittenhouse opportunity!

If you are interested in selling your home, please contact Center City Listings today!