In Pennsport, it seems like we're seeing a steady stream of former industrial buildings get demolished in favor of new construction homes. After a Target trip the other day, we breezed past 103 Tasker St., possibly the next in line for that kind of treatment.
The two story property is listed for sale for $250K, which we think is more than the owners will be able to get for it. According to the listing, it runs street to street, so rear parking sounds like it should be possible but with only 41' of depth, some kind of garage would be required, either on Tasker or Greenwich Street. The listing also indicates that the property needs work, so maybe the future owners will renovate the building rather than tear it down and build new. A third floor addition would make that course of action a little more palatable. Also, does anyone know where the Republican First Ward now meets? Seems this was once a location for that sort of thing, if the sign on the door is to be believed.
Looking east, you see we're just steps from Front Street and the elevated I-95. Before the highway, you can see the former Del's II Steaks, a space that's been empty for several years. Over the summer, Passyunk Post noticed some work being done to the place, but learned that no tenant was immediately forthcoming. Something new at this corner would be a pinch more exciting than a renovation or new construction a few doors down, though we don't think we're being greedy hoping for both. But for the moment, neither property has any immediate plans. And that makes both of them an opportunity for you to make your mark. What are you waiting for?