If you were to look at a map of Northern Liberties, and on this map include new development projects since 2013 alone, you would see projects at various levels on so many blocks. Such consistent development points to an ongoing trend in the neighborhood where you'd be hard-pressed to walk more than a block or two before coming upon a project that's under five years old.
That's the sort of framework we consider when we think about smaller projects, like plans at 410 Green St. for a one-off single-family home. On the surface, it's one simple project. But, there's more to it than that. Right now, the lot is corner parcel and serves as a small parking lot. It's where Green Street intersects with N. Lawrence street, where, yes, there's been new building the past few years. Silk City is around the corner too. Recently, the Northern Liberties Neighbors Neighbors Association supported plans for a home with a garage, designed by Harman Deutsch.
The new home will come in the context of lots of nearby building. Just across the street, a proposal to knock down the Color Reflections warehouse at 413 Green St., and build ten new homes, with four fronting Green and the rest facing Wallace was approved last summer. In January, workers were inside the main Color Reflections building at 4th & Green that in the summer of 2012 we told you was slated to be converted into apartments. Meanwhile, across the street, an old building at the northwest corner was recently demolished and ten homes will eventually rise there.
Nearby, at 4th & Brown, the former Pride of the Sea warehouse was demolished in 2012, and new homes have appeared across from Honey's. Along the 400 block of Fairmount Ave., the former Transatlantic Warehouse will turn into apartments and homes will rise around the corner. The intersection of 5th & Poplar is another nexus of development. Like we said earlier, that theoretical map that tracks Northern Liberties development is filling up. And you know there's more coming.