Updates on a Couple Projects Near 6th & Passyunk

Progress on multiple fronts
Mr. Fox

Ah, 6th & Passyunk. Where Queen Village meets Bella Vista. Home to Shot Tower Coffee. Next to a triangular patch of ground that might be redeveloped someday or might sit fallow for many years to come. And right between two ongoing residential projects. We've covered both of them in the past, but each are ripe for an update.

Current view of former Goldstein's

Closer look

A little over a year ago, we told you that Goldstein's Men's and Boy's Apparel was moving from their longtime home at 807 S. 6th St., and developers were planning three new homes on this oddly angled property. We expected that this would entail the demolition of the existing building, though, not the renovation we see in the images above. Whoops. According to the listing,floorplans are fluid and can accommodate between 4 bedrooms and 6 bedrooms (for those of you with extra large families). Three bathrooms and about 3,000 sqft of living space are a little more set in stone. All this can be yours for a mere $870K! The facades will be a contemporary transformation of the building, which we believe dates back to the 1970s.

Project rendering

Meanwhile, just a few steps away, a couple of high end homes are in the ground on the 600 block of Queen Street. Almost two years ago, we told you about plans for three new townhomes on this block, on lots that were curiously sitting vacant and overgrown for many years. The first of the three homes was built rather quickly and is already sold and occupied. Next door are two foundations.

Looking west on Queen Street

Looking east on Queen Street

Those foundations are at 609 and 611 Queen St., and one of the homes that will soon rise is listed for sale, for $1.6M. These homes will have 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, garage parking, elevators, and about 4,000 sqft of living space. 

Rendering on Queen Street

It's it amazing just how much of a difference in price you can see for projects that are steps away from each other. It turns out that parking, elevators, and an extra thousand square feet really can really make a huge difference. By the way, one of the homes on Queen Street is already under agreement at a list price of $1.45M; that $1.6M asking price is no pipe dream.