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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Lots of new neighbors coming to little Camac Street

A new project was presented at East Passyunk Crossing’s July zoning meeting last week, and it represents a different type of development for the neighborhood.

Located at 1840-44 S. Camac St.¬†and running through to Iseminger ( the now-defunct Mancini’s Catering building), the plan calls for the demolition of the catering hall and one other associated building, and the erection of seven new single-family houses.

This place used to be a nuisance, with parties going past midnight on Sundays

This place used to be a nuisance, with blaringly loud parties going past midnight on Sundays

The houses would front on an interior walkway, and the two end properties would have one-car garages opening onto Iseminger, which should help alleviate some of the neighbors’ concerns about the impact these new residents will have on parking. The two houses with parking are planned to be four stories, while the rest will be three. The uppermost level of each house will be set back to allow for a walk-out roof deck.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Camac Street rowhouse gets the full treatment

The facade has been torn off 1838 S. Camac St. for a full remodel. Rubble lined the street last week as the crew pounded away, carting off literally tons of bricks.

The house was most recently being used as the office for the Mancini catering hall next door. A copy machine graced the living room window – a bit out of place on the residential street.

Owner David Fasone bought the building at a steal for $60,000 in 2005, according to public records. A man at the construction site who said he was Fasone’s cousin said the plan was to renovate the house to sell it. Dave’s going to make a bit of money on this one.

The catering hall was also for sale for a time but it appears to have been taken off the market. Anyone heard anything about Mancini’s?

Incidentally, this house is right across the street from a recent SoPhilly Spotlight that, let’s say, questioned some of the decorating choices. The Realtor contacted us after the story posted because he was none too happy about our opinion of the listing.

Parties here get pretty raucous

“I’m not impressed with the criticism you posted about my listing,” he said. “We’ll be talking soon…”

Yikes, ominous. But that was nearly two weeks ago and still no threatening letter from a lawyer or anything. Fingers crossed.


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