Trading Suits for Three Homes Near 6th & Passyunk Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Goldstein's Men's and Boy's Apparel spent over a century selling suits and other clothing to men and boys near 6th & Passyunk. The look of their storefront was certainly unique in the neighborhood, but the building only dates back a few decades. Though it only shows the upper floors, a Philly History image from 1964 shows that the original building at this location was pretty amazing.
As you can see from the signs on the building, the owners moved their business from 807 S. 6th St. to South Broad Street earlier this year. The property went on the market last year for $750K, and developers should be closing on the property later this month. Said developers are also going before the ZBA this week to present a plan for three homes on this site, as the posted zoning notice would suggest. Passyunk Post was able to get some renderings, which in our estimation look really elegant. We're especially pleased about the lack of garages, since so much new construction in this neighborhood seemingly has some parking component. Let's agree, this intersection is confusing enough without three garages on 6th Street.
Across the street, a new home looks like it's approaching the finish line at 810 E. Passyunk Ave. but it doesn't appear to be listed for sale just yet. Around the corner, the site has been cleared for three homes (which will include garages) on the 600 block of Queen Street.
As for the Triangle Park site, also at this (rather large) intersection, the proposal for a five-story mixed-use building was shot down by the ZBA in December but accordign to the Friends of Triangle Park Facebook page, the developer has appealed the decision. Look for this to be tied up in litigation for the foreseeable future.