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1300 Kater Street

One things for sure. When they need to fill their gas tank, they can walk right over to Hess. What a spot for these 22 new homes being built at 1300 Kater Street. This development has been underway since last year and we are starting to see this development take shape. Designer Harman Deutsch has worked on several projects in and around Philadelphia. From architectural to consulting services, this team of designers focuses on balance in esthetics.

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Esthetics next to Hess? These homes will be 50′ tall and four stories high, making them the largest market rate homes in Hawthorne. This vicinity has been booming with similar projects. Although, I can’t say Id want to look out my window at a Hess Gas Station every day. On the flip side, your tank should never touch E.

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Broad and Washington May See Some Changes.. We Hope!

Recently, a new proposal was heard for the huge vacant lot that sits at Broad and Washington, on the edge of Bella Vista and Passyunk Square. Remember the days of tents and Cirque du Soleil? Elisabeth Garson, a freelance creative director started with a big idea last year. A large scale, outdoor food and flea market with music and activities from March through September.

This proposed project “The Philadelphia Arts Market”, will host craft and flea market vendors, Philly’s favorite food trucks, a stage for local musicians, designated fitness areas and more. The mission is to create weekend ‘must-do’ activities for locals and visitors. Businesses can become engaged through sponsorships and funding while this attraction will be targeting families, young and old. This space is to be viewed as a weekend hot spot making use of this abandoned, eye sore lot.


(Here’s a rendering from Passyunkpost.com)

Two alternate sites were mentioned in case this proposal is denied; one at Columbus and Reed and the other at Columbus and Oregon. Broad and Washington seem much more centralized that we are excited to follow this proposal. We hope to see this space transform into a weekend landmark for these neighborhoods.  To view more information on Elisabeth and her proposal click here.

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Hotel Transylvania

This week you can enjoy Movie Night at Shot Tower. On Wednesday August 21st from 8:15-11pm bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the Hotel Transylvania (A family flick starring Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez). Refreshments and free admission are just some of the perks.

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Shot Tower Park in Queen Village is a historic landmark in Philadelphia. Back in the early 1800’s Shot Tower was built by local plumbers who revolutionized and manufactured musket balls. Originally built to manufacture hunting shots, by the War of 1812, the tower was producing ammunition which continued to be manufactured for the Civil War. The tower was no longer manufacturing by the early 1900’s but now remains a recreation center and city playground for local neighborhoods.

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Others Around Town
Movies can also be viewed on certain Fridays in Hawthorne Park until September 27th. They begin at 7:30pm and invite the whole family as they offer activities for all ages until dusk. This coming Friday, August 23rd, the favorite Philly flick ‘Rocky’ will be showing. Also, catch a few showings at Penn’s Landing before summer ends!

After movies in the park, Headhouse Farmers Market is on Saturday (10am-2pm) followed by the Queen Village Book Club on Sunday. This club will meet at 7pm at Old Swedes Church. This meeting will discuss the novel The Dinner  by Herman Koch. From family movie nights, to farm fresh produce enjoy the summer sunshine while it lasts.

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New Development in Hawthorne

Could we soon see activity at 714 South 11th Street in Hawthorne? Naked Philly sure seems to think so.

The site. Courtesy Naked Philly.

Appealingly close to both Bella Vista and the Italian Market, this rowhome has sat vacant for a while. Recently sited by L&I’s Doors and Windows violation, it has a new owner with a Plan: Flatten it, and put new homes here and on Jessup. Both would have roof decks and garages.

Our advice for this new development in Hawthorne: Keep the nice façade, kill the 11th street garage. We’ve seen it done elsewhere.

We’ll keep you posted on new developments!

…Oh, and 11th Street, you need more trees.

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New Philadelphia Homes For Sale – 1.7.13 – (Bella Vista, Old City, Society Hill, Queen Village)

New Philadelphia Homes For SaleHere below are all new Philadelphia homes for sale updated to the MLS for the past seven days. Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148. If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.         
(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)

Address Price Beds Baths Zip
Bella Vista        
1101 Washington Ave 101 $345,000 2 2 19147
1135 Carpenter St $249,900 5 1 19147
1239 S 7th St $234,900 3 2 19147
1341 S 8th St $239,900 6 3 19147
530 Wilder St $175,000 3 1 19147
East Passyunk        
1914 S Jessup St $209,900 2 2 19148
712  S 12th St 211 $279,900 1 1 19147
1150 S 12th St $309,900 4 2 19147
Old City        
11-15 N 2nd St 504 $239,900 1 1 19106
141-45 N 2nd St 1D $229,000 1 1 19106
Passyunk Square        
1220 Dickinson St $425,000 3 2 19147
1536 S Iseminger St $255,000 2 1 19147
Penns Landing        
7 N Columbus Blvd 105 $389,900 2 2.1 19106
1207 E Moyamensing Ave $189,900 2 1 19147
Queen Village        
133 Queen St $419,900 2 2 19147
136 Carpenter St B $185,000 1 1 19147
216 Christian St # C $545,000 3 2 19147
770-78 S 3rd St J $229,900 2 1 19147
Society Hill        
110-12 S Front St 300E $599,000 2 2 19106
233 S 6th St 811 $319,000 1 1 19106
Washington Square West        
1101 Locust St 2C $530,000 1 1 19107

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