Race Street Square Appears

Over the last several months, a new four-story building has appeared on the 100 block of Race Street. This quadplex, which has been dubbed Race Street Square, is replacing a surface parking lot at 138 Race St. that was previously associated with the building next door. Since cars had to go up on the sidewalk to access said parking lot, the new building certainly seems like a safer alternative.

The new building

It looks like three of the four condo units are still on the market, with prices ranging from $369K for a 1 bed/1.5 bath unit to $439K for a 2 bed/3 bath unit. And you can't argue with the location. Just down the street, past the Race Street Connector, is the wonderful Race Street Pier. And the surrounding blocks have all the Old City goodness with galleries, bars, restaurants, and so forth. And it's far enough away from the weekend rigamarole south of Market Street that the block is pretty quiet, outside of bridge and Patco traffic across the street. Our only regret on this project is that we wish they would have gone for something a little more creative architecturally, given then rich history of the area.

Around the corner

Meanwhile, just around the corner at Front & Quarry, a six-condo project we first told you about back in May has progressed nicely. Unlike the project on Race Street, this one will have parking for each unit, though the curb cuts on Quarry Street won't matter much. While these units will have a view of the bridge like those on Race Street, they'll also have a view of the surface parking lot in the foreground of the photo above. Neighbors, is there any chance this parking lot gets developed sometime soon?