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Small block near 18th and Wharton has 10 homes under construction

Point Breeze has been seeing a lot of changes in recent years, one of those being an increase in development. This small block in the neighborhood near 18th and Wharton might just have the most homes under construction right now.


Photo of Bouvier Street from Naked Philly.

With a total of 10 homes currently under construction, the 1400 block of S. Bouvier Street is just one of the examples of the rapid development of the neighborhood.

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Toward the north side of the block, you can see a new home has appeared at 1411 S. Bouvier St., a property which actually sold for $335K earlier this summer. Across the street, two different developers are constructing three homes. 1418 S. Bouvier St., the home with the bay, is currently listed for sale for $360K and the others aren’t yet on the market but we’d expect a similar price point. Of the four homes we just mentioned, three have replaced vacant lots and one replaced a blighted building.

The largest single developer on this block is Innova, a company that almost always does affordable housing development. In this case, they are indeed doing “affordable housing” and will eventually build eight two-story homes on the block as part of the South Point project. By our count, five of the homes now under construction are from Innova, with price points betwen $195K and $250K. You can also see a new home in the photo above from developer Frank Kumas, a home that’s under agreement at a list price of $375K.



One Response to Small block near 18th and Wharton has 10 homes under construction

  1. ProvWitout September 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Is affordable housing the only thing coming to this block? That sucks if you bought the house for $335K and then someone built “affordable housing” all around you…

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