If you've lived in the area for awhile, you surely remember that the 26th Precinct Police Station at the corner of Trenton & Dauphin was blighted and vacant for a really long time. Over the last few years, we covered the wonderful structure's reawakening and its conversion into apartments and a PFCU branch.
Last fall, we told you about the construction of two new homes next to the renovated former police station. Back then, they were only foundations. Now, the homes are finished and another home is under construction next door.
The two completed homes are on the market for $350K. Though they're on the skinny side, they're still fairly spacious at 2,100 sqft, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. And you can't argue with the attractive architecture next door. On their other side, we're kind of surprised to see a home getting built.
This parcel was previously owned by the Redevelopment Authority, giving us the impression that it would sit vacant for years to come. But the guys at BMK Properties, developers of several other residential properties in the area, were able to pry the parcel away from the City agency and has wasted little time getting construction underway. According to the listing, the home will have 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It's listed at $325K, and a buyer is still able to select finishes.
The lot next door to the home that's under construction will likely also see a home rise in the near future. Permits have been pulled to build another single family home. So if you're keeping track at home, this block, in a period of just a couple of years, will see four homes replace four vacant lots, and a giant blighted building come back into active and attractive use. Not bad at all.