The long-standing Freda Meats factory on Front Street in Pennsport could become a a mixed-use project with 48 apartments, a ground-floor parking garage, 4 townhouses and 30,000 sq. ft of commercial space. While the concept of transforming this Pennsport block is huge in itself, the major part of the project is a 120 ft. tall LED billboard that would be placed on the roof, in replacement of the outdated and just-too-short to be seen from I-95 structure currently on top of the warehouse.
At Tuesday night’s Pennsport Civic Association meeting, the room of 50 area residents expressed concerns mainly about the massive billboard that they believe would affect the neighborhood’s view, even more so than the existing Chickie’s and Pete’s billboard. Throughout the presentation it was emphasized by the development team that without this billboard, the project will not happen.
This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a two bedroom, two bathroom home with 890 sq. ft. of space. In addition to a nicely-renovated house at 414 Moore St., the purchase price includes the 19 ft. lot next door.
The home and large backyard, in combination with rising home costs in Pennsport, creates what the listing agent is calling a “goldmine to build your family legacy on.”