Last summer, 131-33 Allen St. contained a vacant lot and an old stucco home. Now, despite the fact that the community didn't support the project, two new four-story homes have appeared.

Two new homes

These homes are rising just a block off of the bottom of Frankford Avenue, and around the corner from Sugarhouse Casino. When we first brought the project to your attention, we were hopeful that adaptive reuse would soon take hold at two old warehouse buildings nearby at Frankford & Wildey. Remarkably, that's exactly what's happened in less than a year. And the new homes pictured above should only add to the good times in the area.