The intersection of 4th & Green has seen some major changes of late. The most noticable difference is on the northwest corner. For years, there was a large warehouse on this corner, but at some point in the last year that building was demolished.
Back in March of 2014, we told you about plans for ten homes at this corner, and thought that the developers might need to reduce the number of homes to appease the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association zoning committee. It turns out the number of units remained the same and the project got approved by the ZBA a few months later. Construction has moved along quickly at this corner, and you don't need to use much imagination to connect the present scene with the project renderings.
If you move just a little bit to the west, you'll see that the same developers are building another ten homes at 413 Green St., also designed by KJO Architecture. Those homes are a few months behind the homes at the corner, and appear to be more traditionally shaped homes than the other homes. Interestingly, the two projects are separated by a handful of privately owned properties, which is why they're not connected. It makes for an additional curb cut, but compared to the number of garages that have been eliminated from Green Street with the demolition of a pair of old warehouses, it's a net gain for street parking.
Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the renovation of the former Color Reflections building on the southwest corner into apartments. We first told you about this plan a few years back and now it looks like it's finally finished.
Signs on the building advertise apartments and a commercial space for rent in this historic building that was originally built for a bank.
What kind of business would you like to see open at this corner?