ReNewbold: Postgreen Homes Heads to South Philly
We have had many project requests for South Philadelphia over the past few years, and we are finally responding. In partnership with LPMG, Postgreen Homes intends on building 18 residential units and 1 retail space on a vacant lot in the Newbold neighborhood of South Philly. We don’t have a lot of details yet (even the above rendering is very conceptual), but here is how the project is shaping up so far . . .
- 16 Rowhomes – A mix of two and three-story homes with onsite parking.
- 2 Condos – Spacious condo units above the retail space.
- 1 Retail Unit – Integrated corner retail
We plan to build the project on the large piece of vacant land on the corner of 16th and Moore. This land was previously the home of an abandoned school building which has since been torn down. The retail space, which we think is an important part of any large, responsibly developed parcel in these neighborhoods, will be on the 16th Street corner. As always, all the units will be built to our exacting standards for design, energy efficiency and health.
We really like the Newbold neighborhood for this project. The area is close to the city and has great access to public transit via the Broad Street subway line and various bus routes. Like many such transit-oriented neighborhoods, Newbold is showing signs of growth in recent years. Several key businesses including South Philly Taproom and Ultimo Coffee Bar have combined with a variety of residential rehab work to give the neighborhood a feel of renewal. Much like our beloved E. Kensington, the area is on the cusp of another redeveloping neighborhood (Passyunk Square) that is, perhaps, a little further along the road to recovery. This lends credence to the idea that redevelopment is imminent, making it all the more important to get in with something sustainable and responsible now.
Details for this project are still being hammered out, and the ability to customize your own home will follow shortly after. For now, you can view the project page, follow our progress right here on the blog and tell us what you think of it all in the comments.