Tag Archives: Washington Avenue

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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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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