Huge Apartment Building Coming to 24th and Ellsworth

You wouldn’t think the street across from a crumbling train trestle would be a magnet for new residential development, but Magdim Inc is planning just that. With a zoning permit in place, the developers are just waiting on the building permit to get started on a renovation of the Pinto Recycling building that takes up the block of 24th and Ellsworth in South Philly. Here’s what we know:

Originally proposed as bilevel apartments
– Fitness room
– 30 parking spots
– Garage storage units
– Bike parking
– Lot size: 40,000 sq. ft.
– Communal roof deck

This is part of a burgeoning development trend in Point Breeze that, once in full swing, will have people kicking themselves for not getting in earlier. (See the June issue of Philly Mag for more, by the way.)

43 apartments coming to desolate Point Breeze block [PassyunkPost]