Postgreen Offers Peek At Its Next Project

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Trenton Avenue, which begins in the triangle where Fishtown, East Kensington and Port Richmond overlap, is a broad thoroughfare that once was a bustling industrial corridor. Now, save for one day a year, it’s mostly a quiet residential street.

Chad Luderman, CEO of Postgreen Homes, believes this transformation was a mistake. Not that he wants to bring back industry, but rather, it’s that a street this wide makes for a natural commercial corridor. (It certainly makes a great setting for an arts festival and kinetic sculpture race.)

It may be too late to add commerce to the rest of the street, but Luderman’s going to at least try to salvage a little stretch of it.

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Awesome New Postgreen Homes Coming to Fishtown

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Awesometown rendering via Postgreen Homes website.

The folks at Postgreen Homes have a penchant for coming up with clever, cutesy names for their developments. ReNewbold. Duplexcellence. Avant Garage. And a project of cork-clad homes called – what else? – “Pop!” They also are on a mission to prove that building green shouldn’t cost a lot, a mission they embarked on with their very first project, the $100k House. Postgreen’s newest project, four years in the making, is something of an apotheosis of both corporate traits, then.

First of all, it has a name that sounds like it was coined by a teenage boy: Awesometown.

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Morning Headlines: Developer Building Legal Airbnb in Philly

Side view of another building on Amber Street by Postgreen Homes. Photo credit: Postgreen Homes.

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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Postgreen Announces Folsom Powerhouse Groundbreaking

Folsom Powerhouse rendering

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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