When we visited the 1200 block of S. 24th St. over three years ago, we were hopeful that the construction of three new homes might spur redevelopment nearby. The 2400 block of Manton Street was particularly in need, with vacancy stretching halfway down the block on both sides of the street. Oh, and there was a shipping container curiously stationed on the southwest corner. Today, the shipping container is gone and a new home is under construction.

New home at 24th & Manton

1220 S. 24th St. is listed for sale for $499K and will have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,800 sqft of living space, and a parking spot in the rear. But what about the vacant lots next door and across the street?

Lots next door

North side of the street

At the end of last year, we clued you in about a South Philadelphia HOMES meeting with a bundle of projects on the docket. That meeting provided insight into what will be happening on this block in the coming year. Behind the home currently under construction at the corner, five homes are coming soon. On the north side of the street, look for thirteen new homes with rear-access parking. The ZBA approved both projects earlier this year. Though all of the properties are owned by distinct corporate entities, the addresses all track back to Streamline Solutions, a company that's built a ton of projects in this area, notably some four-story garage-front homes on the 2000 block of Annin Street.

Nineteen homes from one developer seems a little unsatisfying, so let's make it an even twenty.

Corner of 24th & Oakford

Half a block to the south, Streamline is also involved with a new home one off the corner of 24th & Oakford. Currently it's just a hole in the ground but a new home will soon rise. And since there's a vacant lot next door, they're able to do a three-story home by right without any silly setbacks. The vacant property at the corner has been in the same family since World War II, so there's a chance it may continue to sit vacant for the time being. Or maybe, if someone can find the owners, it will get redeveloped next week. Considering all the development coming to this area in the coming months and the demand for lots in this neighborhood, it's certainly not out of the question.