As Philadelphia’s ongoing renaissance is generating new growth throughout centrally located neighborhoods, the development boom is spreading to adjacent communities that have long been neglected by real estate developers. A prime example of this phenomenon may be found at the 2100 block of Cross Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philadelphia. In the past few years, the narrow and seemingly nondescript street, with a roadway measuring just around 14 feet wide, has seen a major influx of new development, both in the form of ground-up construction and vertical additions to existing buildings. YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed that, over the course of the past year or so, construction has been completed at a back-to-back series of structures spanning from 2141 through 2153 Cross Street, undertaken by two different sets of developers and contractors. The buildings offer a total of eight residential units as well as retail space.
2149 Cross Street
Two zoning permits have been filed for construction of a pair of three-story, single-family residences on two adjoining lots at 2147 and 2149 Cross Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philadelphia. The pair would replace a fenced-in garden at 2174 and a vacant lot at 2149, wedge-shaped due to its location at the confluence of Cross Street, South 22nd Street, and the diagonal Point Breeze Avenue. LK Builders LLC is listed as the owner for both properties.