Tag Archives: South Philadelphia

Long vacant Mt. Sinai Hospital buildings to be renovated into apartments in Pennsport

Last summer I wrote about the Pennsport neighborhood in South Philadelphia.  Pennsport is south of Washington Avenue and just east of Columbus Boulevard, and it includes Jefferson Square and Dickinson Square Parks.  While the neighborhood is solidly middle-class and has … Continue reading

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Dickinson Square Park renovations lead to improvements in Pennsport

Dickinson Square Park is a three-acre park in the middle of South Philadelphia’s Pennsport neighborhood, near the Delaware River waterfront.  Pennsport is an old neighborhood, known for the Mummer clubhouses along Second Street (known to the locals as 2 Street) … Continue reading

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Renovation of Point Breeze warehouse, near western end of Washington Avenue, may start new area of rapid development

Point Breeze is the neighborhood south of Washington Avenue, and west of Broad Street, in South Philadelphia.  Once a heavily industrial area, it had fallen on hard times as the older factories closed and the middle class moved elsewhere.  Most … Continue reading

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Carpenter Square is a wonderful redevelopment of a blighted area

A major new development, designed by Johnston Stromberg Architecture, is being built at the intersection of 17th and Carpenter Streets by developer MR Scott  Development LLC.  Called Carpenter Square, it is redeveloping the last large empty lot (that isn’t on Broad Street … Continue reading

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Southstar Lofts to animate and add presence to the underdeveloped intersection of Broad and South

The northeast corner of the rather underdeveloped, and under-appreciated, intersection of Broad and South Streets is being redeveloped with a modern and upscale apartment building, called Southstar Lofts.  The developer is Dranoff Properties, who developed the nearby Symphony House Condominiums … Continue reading

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