South Van Pelt Street in Fitler Square is a dream. Nestled in a warren of intersecting alleyways that all lead to the gorgeous Schuylkill Riverbanks Park, rentals there are rare.
This carriage house rental sits on the corner of South Van Pelt and Manning and features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. One look at the narrow street and its surroundings will tell you that the ground-floor garage (also included in the rent) is a sine qua non.
Last night was the Center City Residents Association (CCRA) meeting about the proposed One Riverside Park, colloquially known as Dranoff Tower, that would sit on the Schuylkill in Fitler Square. News of the project broke a few weeks ago in Inga Saffron’s Changing Skyline column, in which she pointed out that there will be significant challenges ahead for Dranoff and architects Cecil Baker + Partners.
That may have been an understatement. Before the meeting, the CCRA released a statement that clearly explained how the project–a 21-story mixed-use building on a currently vacant parking lot at 25th and Manning–conformed to the Association’s neighborhood plan. There was good news and bad news:
Tomorrow’s meeting of the Center City’s Resident Association could get rather spicy, if this sign spotted on a Center City street sign is any indication. The concerns referenced above will be regarding Dranoff’s One Riverside project at 210 S. 25th Street. It’s slated to be a 21-story mixed-use development with 167 apartments and about 1,000 square feet of retail.
Apparently, there’s some opposition:
Fitler Square is an intimate park of about half an acre at 23rd and Pine. The quiet, tree-lined streets that surround it have pretty homes and are free from honking horns and hurried pedestrian traffic. The Fitler Square neighborhood, according to the Fitler Square Improvement Association, is bounded by Locust Street and South Street, and extends from 21st Street to the Schuylkill River. As such, the neighborhood is the perfect location for those who want calm and quiet but also like easy access to bustle. Below, Property contributor Virginia Claire McGuire has chosen five homes in or around this lovely neighborhood.
Picturesque streets are one of the benefits of Fitler Square home buying.
The Neighborhood Benefits of Fitler Square Located in the southwestern part of Center City just below Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square has become one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods, after suffering from years of urban blight in the mid 20th century. The neighborhood owes its name to the square at 23rd and Lombard, named for Edwin [...]