South Kensington is getting some more homes, it seems. For the last couple of years at least, there's been a sign on the one-story garage at 1417-1419 N. Howard St., advertising that the building is available for lease. Since nobody was interested in renting the building, it'll soon get torn down.
Developers have purchased this building, along with the vacant lots next door.
Last week, the developers went to the ZBA with a plan to build eleven homes here, designed by KCA Design Associates. We visited the architects' website and were able to find renderings and a site plan. This shows us that five of the homes will be built on Howard Street, and six will come on Hope Street. It seems they'll also build a twelfth home on Master Street. The design, you can see, are fairly contemporary, and it looks like the drive-aisle will be accessed via Hope Street.
This addition comes to a neighborhood that's in the middle of a serious boom. A block to the south, new homes recently started on the 1300 block of Howard Street, across from the sizable and newly finished Town Homes at Liberties North project. Where Mascher hits Master Street, there's been solid progress on another major project. And it seems like we're telling you about another Front Street project every week or so.
And with a large warehouse on the west side of the 1400 block of N. Howard Street, we could foresee yet another major project coming to this block in the future.