Francisville Will Get a Whole Block of Cool Postgreen Housing




Photos by Laura Kicey

You might know Postgreen Homes from its first and most famous project, the LEED-certified 100K Houses, which was followed by similar houses devoted to eco-friendly specifications and modern design. There was the Passiv Haus, the Beta 2.5 house (pictured above), the 200K house, Duplexellence at 110, and so much more.

Countless press mentions and awards haven’t diluted the company’s passion for its original mission, as this latest project demonstrates. A partnership with Equinox Management & Construction LLC (The Modules at Templetown), this planned 31-unit mixed use development on the 1700 block of Folsom Street will be named Folsom Powerhouse and will be dedicated to “ecological urbanism.”

The land is being donated by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), and like other Postgreen collaborations, will be designed by ISA architects.

Renderings to come…

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  • cementbrunette

    Francisville might want to expect that lot to stand empty for a couple of years. We were supposed to get some postgreen homes at 16th and Moore and that lot has been vacant for almost three years now. We’ve really enjoyed the giant dirt parking lot they created filled with trash and blowing sand and dirt all over the place as well as it serving as a convenient place for car thieves to dump stolen cars. And the hald-assed fence they put up on one side is a nice touch. Thanks for the neighborhood improvement! And every time they are asked about when the homes are coming they say “soon!” I mean if you’re going to wait three years, why not do something to make the lot somewhat clean and attractive while we all wait.

    • Thanks for the interest in our work. As stated before, we don’t own that lot in South Philly. Real Estate development is a difficult business, especially in one of the top ten cities in the US. One way or another something will happen soon down there, but this is about Francisville