Headlines: The Boom on Bainbridge Street is Very Real

Plus: Two game-changing projects at the Navy Yard take shape and more!

The lot at 711-15 Bainbridge Street | Photo: James Jennings

The lot at 715-23 South 7th Street | Photo: James Jennings

Seven new homes are being planned at the Patriot Parking Lot near 7th and Bainbridge Street in Bella Vista. The T-shaped lot sits adjacent to the Good King Tavern and catty-corner to another project near Nomad Pizza. Naked Philly reports that the project has already received approval from the zoning board of adjustment and the Bella Vista Neighbors Association didn’t oppose the plans, although “some token architectural feedback offered, but nothing life-changing.”

An interesting thing is happening just south of South Street. As Mr. Fox points out, there are a string of major projects in the pipeline that make will make the two streets at least work in tandem with eachother, if not create direct competition. As in, South Street is where to go to get a little rowdy, but head to Bainbridge if you want a classier night. Dont believe us? 

On top of already having classic destinations like Southwark and Famous 4th Street, chef Jeremy Nolen has revamped the former Tapestry bar on 5th Street into the soon-to-open Whetstone Tavern. Directly across 5th Street, a boutique hotel is in the works and that whole stretch from 3rd to 5th could soon become a green parking/promenade called Bainbridge Green.

We haven’t even mentioned the various residential projects on the way, including an interesting zoning notice on the  surface lot between 5th and 6th Street that calls for yet another parking-for-residential swap. (Side note: where will residents and visitors park for all of these existing and new amenities?)

Anyway, be sure to keep a close watch on Bainbridge Street, the boom is very real.

Bjarke Ingels and Green Space Coming to the Navy Yard:

Don’t forget! Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners will officially break ground on a new office building in the Navy Yard at 11 a.m. What’s more, it will be designed by Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels. To top it all off, the Navy Yard is unveiling its new green space, Central Green, following the groundbreaking. Don’t worry, we’ll bring you all the action.

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