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Queen Village parking lot being replaced by condos

Another South Philly parking lot will soon be replaced with a new housing development.


Rendering from Naked Philly.

The large parking lot at 519-23 Bainbridge St. is being transformed with the addition of condos.

More from Naked Philly:

The building on Kater Street will have six units with one on the first floor, two on the second floor, and three bi-level units over the third and fourth floors. The top units will each have a roof deck too. On Bainbridge Street, the developers are actually building three separate buildings. The structure with frontage on Bainbridge will have one unit above two parking spaces. Two additional duplexes will sit behind it- note the footpath that will allow access to those buildings.

We recently told you about another lot in Bella Vista that is set for development. What do you think of more parking lots being replaced by new developments around the city?



19 Responses to Queen Village parking lot being replaced by condos

  1. Jon Geeting July 22, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    Love it! Hopefully before long the neighborhood won’t have any more ugly surface parking.

    • ProvWithout July 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

      So lets make owning an automobile illegal then… Would that make you happy?

      • LOL July 23, 2015 at 7:17 am #

        You realize parking lots don’t pay property taxes right?

      • Anthony July 23, 2015 at 8:52 am #

        This is the kind of extreme comment that sounds like fist pounding. Only in America would someone expect that a 30k/sq. mile neighborhood leave surface parking lots so people can park their cars. But I get it; car owners have been favored longer than most have been alive, so it’s logical. I, for one, am excited at movement of people over cars. Let bikes, transit, walkability and cars all balance out, and let the neighborhoods continue to beautify. Down with surface parking!

      • Lou_1000X July 23, 2015 at 8:58 am #

        Illegal, that’s silly. A $1000 registration fee? Sure thing!

        Privileges are not free. Pay up deadbeat.

        • ProvWitout July 30, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

          So… As difficult as possible then. Correct “illegal” to “as un-necessarily difficult as we can make it”…

          Listen, the condos are gonna be spectacular. I’m glad for them. But at some point, when do we stop picking on people who would like to park less than 4 blocks away?

          If there were a few strategically placed parking garage facilities strictly for residents, it would allevieate the side street parking congestion enough to be able to do things like demand people move their cars for street sweepers. (Though I think street sweepers spew out one form of pollution while cleaning up another. Diesel fumes vs trash.)

  2. James July 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Because of the horrifying parking situation, my girlfriend and I will be immediately moving out of the city after she finishes her law degree at Temple. I haven’t even bothered to purchase a parking permit, since I don’t get back into the city til about 9pm, and by that time there are no spots. I’ve parked “illegally” for close to two years, rather than spend a half hour each night looking for a “legal” spot. Love the city, can’t live here much longer.

    • Lou_1000X July 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

      Interesting. I’ve been parking, legally, since 1983. Never give it much thought.

      Maybe you need to work on your parallel parking skills?

    • Ian July 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

      Horrifying? Or just your unrealistic expectations?
      Why would a (top 5/6) large metro area have easy parking? Why should it?

    • bjguzzi July 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

      Later, bro.

    • SM July 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

      I’ve found parking spots plenty of times after 9 pm; albeit maybe not directly outside my house, but within a few block radius. This post wreaks of laziness. You’re probably the guy who illegally blocked me in my spot and caused me to be late for work. Sayonara.

    • LOL July 23, 2015 at 7:16 am #

      @James. Possibly the most ridiculous thing i have read on the Internet. I live immediately south of Washington, get home around 8-9pm every night from work, never had an issue finding parking. A spot in front of your home is not a Constitutional right…

    • Anthony July 23, 2015 at 8:53 am #

      There are plenty of neighborhoods with abundant parking. Or you could move out of the city. Best of luck!

      • Albert Stumm July 23, 2015 at 11:47 am #

        Come on. Let’s try to keep it friendly, huh?

        • Anthony July 23, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

          Huh? He said:

          “I will be immediately moving out of the city ”

          I mentioned there are plenty of neighborhoods with more parking available OR that moving out of the city is an option too. Then I said “Best of luck!” What was unfriendly about that?

  3. Rich July 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

    Density, more people fewer cars! Density map of philly and suburbs, 1940 vs. 2010

  4. SoCrisp July 23, 2015 at 8:06 am #

    Do it up!

  5. Lee July 23, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Looks like an interesting development. I like the articulated facades. As for the parking, I don’t think that losing a surface lot is a bad thing. I think this is further evidence that the city and region transportation priorities are all messed up. That includes parking strategies. Street parking ain’t gonna do it. Surface parking lots are awful and are inefficient uses of pricey property.

    Ultimately, two/three things need to happen. One, regional transit needs to improve quite a bit. We need to figure out how to get people to job centers quickly. Two, job centers need to be in useful places. Three, the city/PPA need to really think their parking supply strategy. This means PPA should start thinking about garages on their surface lots. Yeah, spots will cost more, but that is the reality of a dense city.

  6. Mb July 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    The asthetic of the new condos leaves something to be desired. They will make the neighborhood feel cheap and will look incredibly outdated in ten years.

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