Serious Addition at 11th and Spring Garden Thursday, May 9
A reader recently gave us the heads up that some significant construction activity was taking place at 1100 Spring Garden St., on the same block as the still-standing Church of the Assumption. Because it's what we do, we made our way over there to check it out. And they weren't kidding, there's some serious construction going on at a building that was previously a flooring and cabinet warehouse.
According to the handy dandy L&I Map, permits were pulled to add three stories to the existing building for apartments, and to use the first floor for some unknown commercial use. Harman Deutch did the design work, helping to bring significantly more utility to a formerly unattractive and dull building.
Just a few years ago, this wouldn't have necessarily been a desirable corner for residences. But with the proliferation of residential development just to the north, and the opening several new businesses along Spring Garden Street including Bufad Pizza, Llama Tooth, and Union Transfer, the area has gotten considerably more attractive for new residents. As for what we'll see in the commercial space, we'll just have to wait and see- but it wouldn't be a shock to see another food option come to this location.
Has anyone heard any news about what might be coming here?