We understand if you're a little sick of hearing about different development opportunities in Pennsport. And we promise, this is the last one for awhile. That is, until we discover the next one. You may recall, in recent weeks we've told you about a relocating auto shop that will likely be converted into housing, a demolished church that will unfortunately be replaced by only two homes, and a warehouse on Front Street that's on the market for too much money. Today, we revisit the block that houses the first two spots we just mentioned, and look at 237 Tasker St., a large warehouse.
The property is quite large, with 101' of frontage on both Tasker and Greenwich Streets. The parcel is almost 10K sqft, and the warehouse currently has about 18K sqft of interior squarefootage. It's listed for sale for $1.15M. The listing suggests that the property would be good for food cart storage, contractors, or a day care, but we see residential possibilities.
The building seems to have some outstanding bones. We would have to imagine that adding another story would be feasible from an engineering standpoint, if not from an economic standpoint. With one more story, we could picture some of the most interesting and desirable condos in a neighborhood that hasn't really seen too many adaptive reuse projects of this ilk. Could the numbers work for such a thing? We confess, we aren't sure. Would it be a shame to see this building come down and replaced by cookie-cutter homes? We say yes.
A medallion on the front of the building for Baker, Carver, & Morrell indicates that the old chandler company once did business out of this building. According to the Inquirer, that company went under in the mid-1980s, after over 150 years in business. It would indeed be unfortunate if this building, with these historical ties, disappears in the sands of time like so many others.