538 Federal Street - PECO Substation

South Philly Substation to Become 21 Apartments + Commercial Space

There’s a really cool old building that had been on and off the market for the last several years just south of Washington Avenue at 6th and Federal Streets. The structure at 538 Federal Street is a former substation that was built in 1930 for the Philadelphia Electric Company – now better known as PECO. Read more about South Philly Substation to Become 21 Apartments + Commercial Space[…]

1701-07 South 4th Street

25-Unit Building Planned on Dickinson Square Park

The area surrounding Dickinson Square Park has seen a ton of development over the last ten years. From the redevelopment of the massive Mount Sinai Hospital site, to the conversion of the Abigail Vare School into apartments, to many other infill projects; this section of South Philadelphia is transforming. As Dickinson Square Park is also Read more about 25-Unit Building Planned on Dickinson Square Park[…]

1900 South 16th Street

Point Breeze Church to be Converted into 45 Apartments

We’ve seen way too many churches around Philadelphia get demolished or left to sit and rot. These buildings are typically difficult to convert into apartments, especially when they have been neglected and maintenance has been deferred for decades. However, there have been more than a handful of success stories where churches have been converted into Read more about Point Breeze Church to be Converted into 45 Apartments[…]

300 Christian Street Rendering - Ambit Architecture

30-Unit Building Coming to 3rd and Christian in Queen Village

The vacant lot on the southwest corner of 3rd and Christian St. has been begging for development for years. Back in 2018, developers were pursuing a 40-unit plan for the property, which was strongly opposed by neighbors. Then, in 2019, we told you that the owners of the property were pursuing a variance for a Read more about 30-Unit Building Coming to 3rd and Christian in Queen Village[…]

1600 carpenter massing

New Plans Call for 223 Units + Retail in South Philly at Hoa Binh Plaza Site

Over the last couple of years, plans for the Hoa Binh Plaza supermarket site at 16th and Washington in South Philly have been evolving. The site is made up of 2 light industrial (I-2) zoned parcels totaling 73,307 square feet. A large parking lot currently fronts Washington Avenue and a 35,657 square foot low-rise building Read more about New Plans Call for 223 Units + Retail in South Philly at Hoa Binh Plaza Site[…]

1401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. rendering

855 Units + Retail Planned in South Philly on the Delaware River

1401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. is the eastern section of the huge vacant lot along the Delaware River just north of Walmart and Home Depot in South Philly. This lot is where the Foxwoods Casino was once planned. The casino obviously never happened and the east side of the Foxwoods site ended up trading hands Read more about 855 Units + Retail Planned in South Philly on the Delaware River[…]