A large sign created quite a buzz when it suddenly popped up Friday afternoon inside the vacant lot at Moyamensing Avenue and Moore Street. It’s the site of the previously proposed Moyamensing Estates, and the land had been back on the market since June of last year.
The sign, boasting “pre-construction pricing,” shows a 15-home development called Moyamensing Place and looks to be the most recent incarnation of hope for a long-vacant corner of Pennsport. Even today, only the newly placed sign, a derelict, graffiti-tagged delivery truck and some other random piles of trash are housed on the lot.
The pre-construction pricing for the 15 three-story town homes for the next 60 days is $419,000, said Matthew Milano, the listing agent with Coldwell Banker Preferred. They’ll be 2,400 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a garage, built by Design Builders.
Milano said they have received one deposit already: “We are very excited about this project.”
Renderings of Moyamensing Place are not currently available but you may recall that Moyamensing Estates called for a gated community of 15 town homes on this lot:
For the new project five houses will face Pierce Street, six will face Moore Street, and four will front Moyamensing Avenue. “All the plans have already been approved by the zoning board,” mentioned Milano. “So we will not be going for any variances.”
Pennsport has seen a recent flurry of development action that involved large, expensive town homes. Metropolis at 2nd and Wharton St., which recently started phase two of construction, has its four story units listed over $500,000.
– James Jennings is the founder of the blog Pennsporter — a site dedicated to exploring the neighborhood from Washington to Snyder, the Delaware to Fourth.
CORRECTION: This post has been updated from an earlier version to note that the homes are being offered by Design Builders.