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The Fairmount neighborhood is a perfect mix of green and urban living. If you enjoy world famous attractions and culture in your front or back yard, then this is your neighborhood. It is very close to the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Barnes Foundation, and several other arts destinations. Other nearby scenic attractions include Fairmount Park, Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive and West River Drive. Locals frequent Fairmount Avenue for neighborhood bars, restaurants, weekly farmers markets, and coffee shops – don't forget to visit our own the OCF Coffee House on 21st & Fairmount for BYOB lunch and brunch served day and night. Enjoy the view out the cafe windows of the spooky and historic Eastern State Penitentiary. Commuters have easy access to 76 and 676; plus ample SEPTA bus stops that go to and from north, south and center city Philadelphia.
When we told you about the proposed five-story building at 2333 Fairmount Ave. last week, many people were excited to hear about the plan but skeptical about what the building would ultimately look like. Several commenters suggested that Loonstyn Properties doesn't have the greatest track record in terms of architecture, and they were concerned that the new building would follow that trend. As a reminder, here's a view of the site today: Recent view A […]
A few months ago, we drew your attention to a demolition notice at 2333 Fairmount Ave., and we frankly weren't so sad to be losing this relatively unexciting three story building. At the time, we knew that Loonstyn Properties had purchased the property and we suspected that they would be looking to build a mixed-use building similar to their project at Uber & Fairmount, but we weren't sure about their exact plan. In the time since then, […]
A reader reached out last week, having spied a demolition notice at 2333 Fairmount Ave., curious about what's to come for this address. For those unfamiliar with the property, here's a peek: Demo notice at 2333 Fairmount Ave. The three story building is rather unexciting, and looks like it was constructed in the 1950s. We're not sure what it was built for originally, but it's been used for a combination of office space and residential […]
Some people weren't wild about the renderings we shared for the proposed seven-home development at Taney & Brown. Several commenters said that they wanted homes that blended in better with the fabric of the neighborhood, and some neighbors reached out privately with similar feedback. Proving that developers can be responsive to community feedback, the owners of the property doubled back with JKRP Architects and requested a number of architectural changes. Current view Previous iteration Revised […]