We’ve talked about this intersection before. We told you about the five duplexes that will be replacing the demolished American Methodist Episcopal Zionist Church on the southwest corner (footers are in as of last week). We fantasized about the development opportunity on the northwest corner, where an underused post office could easily be turned into a unique looking mixed-use building. Today, we bring the vacant northeast corner, 901 N 19th St., to your attention. As it turns out, this corner was considerably more vacant just a couple of years ago. Does anybody remember what used to be here?

In the past

Shot from last week. Some new buildings have gone up in recent years.

The lot has an odd shape, due to the northeastern trajectory of Ginnodo St., which runs for exactly one block between 19th Street and Ridge Avenue. Despite this, the lot still takes up over 2000 sqft, according to public record.

Closer look at the lot. Looks smaller than it's supposed to be.

New owners Steven and Susan Yeck purchased the property earlier this year for $42,500, and are proposing a new single family home, with a roof deck and parking. Unlike this proposed home, the new buildings just to the north are all duplexes with units that were sold, we believe, as condos.

But that’s not all the excitement that’s going on in this area. We’ll touch on two other projects in this immediate area in the week to come, showing that Francisville is still one most active neighborhoods in Philadelphia on the development front.