It was in the winter of 2011 that we first told you about a planned residential development at the southern end of Pennsport where Moore Street hits E. Moyamensing Avenue. On a long vacant lot, Design Builders Associates put up a sign advertising Moyamensing Estates, a fifteen home gated community. Prices for the 2,500 sqft homes were slotted at under $400K, which seemed necessary given the location. Center City Team was able to dredge up some project renderings from Landmark Design which showed a drive aisle with access from Moyamensing.
Years have passed, the lots has remained vacant. In March though, Passyunk Post reported that a new sign appeared on the site advertising Moyamensing Place, which was to be built by the same developers. According to public record though, the property changed hands earlier this year for $1.3M. Passing by the lot today, we found that new foundations have been poured for homes fronting Moore and Pierce Streets.
At this point, we oddly can't even find building permits for the project, just zoning approval from back in 2008. So we have no idea whether the new homes will look like those specced out in the rendering above or whether the new owners are opting for a different look. All we know for now is that homes are finally coming here after a long wait, and the neighborhood is out one more big lot. Also worth noting is that this will represent one more large project for the neighborhood, located several blocks south from the others we've covered in recent years. We'll keep an eye on whether this trend continues or whether it's just a one-off phenomenon.