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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

14 new homes proposed for 2300 block of Alter Street

A 14-house development has been approved for the site of a vacant one-story warehouse in an empty corner of Point Breeze just below Washington Avenue.

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The warehouse on the south side of the 2300 block of Alter Street would be torn down to make way for a familiar formula of three-story homes with roof decks, bay windows and parking, according to the zoning documents. We weren’t able to get our hands on renderings from architect Harman Deutsch this time.

A glimpse of the past

A cryptic glimpse of the industrial past

Across the street another proposal would bring a huge storage facility to the vacant lot at 2300 Washington Ave., which Naked Philly called “a step in the wrong direction.”

The new homeowners would see the back of a storage facility on this lot.

The new homeowners would see the back of a storage facility on this lot.

Another development on the 2400 block of Ellsworth could combine with this project to inject a helluva lot of people into this area. That’s the 43-apartment project proposed by Magdim Inc. to renovate that building you can see at the end of Alter Street in this picture:

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Could create a whole new population center over here. Give some business to the new location of Springfield Beer, Kermit’s Bake Shoppe and the cafe in NextFab studios, too.


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