Brandywine Place Will Bring Six Homes to Former School Site

In the spring, we told you about a large lot at 12th & Brandywine, a corner with a little history. At the time, we had noticed that a couple of homes had recently come onto the market with addresses that roughly corresponded to this parcel, which contained a public school many moons ago. Now, we have a little more information about what’s coming to this corner.

Ogden School
The lot

According to the website for listing agent Mike McCann, six homes will soon be coming to this lot. The homes will be quite large, with over 3,000 sqft of interior space, and will feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, roof decks, and garage parking. We’ve got some renderings of the development, which were done by KJO Architecture.

Rendering of the project
12th St. elevation
View from Brandywine St.

The homes are priced at $375K, which seems like a very reasonable price for this much house. And sure, there are quite a few large vacant lots nearby (especially around 11th St.), but this area is seeing so much building that we expect these lots to be filled in sooner rather than later. And how about, more importantly, the less-than-two-block walk to the excellent Union Transfer?

The biggest downside that we can see is that these homes are pretty much in the backyard of the recently-put-under-contract Church of the Assumption building. If any kind of large-scale construction (or demolition) takes place here in the near future, it could represent a quality of life issue for people moving into these new homes. But that’s a question that can only be answered in time.