Side view of another building on Amber Street by Postgreen Homes.
Photo credit: Postgreen Homes.
There are, as of publishing time, less than 1,000 Airbnb vacation rentals in Philadelphia (with prices ranging from $20 to $130/night). But a legal one is still in progress.
Postgreen Homes and Equinox Management & Construction is constructing an apartment building with a unit specifically for this purpose. The idea wasn’t out of the blue: the developers mentioned the vacation rental when applying for the building permit way back when. It would make Bill Green proud…
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Rendering by ISA – Interface Studio Architects LLC
Postgreen Homes has announced the first formal event for its sustainable Folsom Powerhouse housing development in Francisville. October 23rd at 3 p.m. there’ll be a ceremonial shoveling of dirt to celebrate construction. The list of speakers includes Brian Abernathy of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority; Alex Dews from the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability; Brian Phillips from Interface Studio Architects; Jonathan Weiss from Equinox MC, Postgreen’s partner in this project; and Chad Ludeman from Postgreen.
Apparently, it’s not easy to get people to shovel dirt and speak publicly, as the Postgreen blog says, “We’ve coerced some people who were instrumental in making this project a reality and influencing it’s [sic] design.”
For those who aren’t persuaded by the excitement of a groundbreaking, there’s a party afterward at Urban Saloon where attendees can meet the developers and eat and drink.
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