Morning Headlines: Two Condo Buildings With Retail Proposed for 13th and South

Rendering of the proposed 13th and South condo buildings, South Street view. Photo credit: Passyunk Post.

Rendering of the proposed 13th and South condo buildings, South Street view.
Photo credit: Passyunk Post.

Two apartments with 3,000 square feet of retail could replace a vacant lot at the corner of 13th and South. The developer who proposed the project last night during a Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition meeting plans to have 21 condo units in the four-story buildings.

Two points that came up during the meeting were height and design after architect Brian Phillips from Interface Studio presented renderings. From the Passyunk Post:


Some questioned the design of the building, mainly that it looked out of place. One resident said that “to use a jazz analogy,” you can have different people riff off of the same song and it doesn’t sound exactly the same, “but here it looks like you’re not even playing the same song.”

As for height, the project, which is intended to be a little under 50 feet tall, would require a number of variances, one of which would allow it to go past residential zoning code's 38-foot limit.

• Developer proposes two buildings with 21 condos at 13th and South [Passyunk Post]

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