Northern Liberties has experienced tremendous growth in the last decade plus, and we've documented plenty of examples of development pushing north of Girard Avenue into South Kensington. Though the 1200 block of N. Leithgow St. sits just across Girard, it has barely been touched by redevelopment, with vacant lots outnumbering homes and just one new project to speak of in the last few years. Soon though, two of the better tended vacant lots we've seen will be converted into homes.

Current view from the north

The Hardimon Property Group purchased 1235-37 N. Leithgow St. last fall, and will soon be breaking ground on two new homes. They were kind enough to send us some renderings which lead us to ask, do you prefer the red brick or the black brick look?

Rendering in red brick, view from the south

Or maybe you prefer black?

An internal rendering from the builders shows a switchback stair in the middle of the properties. This is necessitated by the fact that the homes are getting built on lots that are only 40' deep.

Interior rendering. Nice couch.

These new homes will surely represent progress for this block, but it still has a long way to go. To the north and the south, you can see less tended lots.

Lots south of the development

More lots to the north

Hopefully, the two new homes will stir things up on Leithgow, and promote additional redevelopment. If the City were to sell off the properties it owns on the block, well, that would be even better.