Progress report on 1241 Buttonwood
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Buttonwood Street continues to build on and up. Along with the three-home rehab next door, which should bring six new units, this brand new construction popping up in a former vacant lot will feature 12 new units along with 11 parking spots. We broke this story in February, just as the development at 1241 Buttonwood St. in the Callowhill Loft District was breaking ground. Carmel Developments went to the Zoning Board of Adjustment in June of last year to gain approval for the project, but the permit was not issued right away. A month later, Licenses and Inspections approved the plans, and in that same month Carmel Developments purchased the 5,399-square-foot lot for $390,000. There wasn't too much action on the construction site until early January, when the new construction permit was issued, with groundbreaking taking place in February. The four-story development will have a driveway ramp to the cellar level containing 11 parking stalls (one sized for ADA access), as reported earlier. The parking garage will also include five bike stalls. The units, designed by Harman Deutsch Architecture, have bay windows on the second, third, and fourth floors, which will maximize sunlight for the units. As with most new construction, there are roof decks—three private decks, to be exact. According to plumbing permits issued in March, it appears each unit will have two bathrooms. The permit also states the structure will need underpinning to secure the building's stability. Potential residents will have close access to SEPTA bus service as well as the Spring Garden subway station. The Callowhill development is close to both Spring Garden and North Broad Street, and if you need a night out, Prohibition Taproom is just next door.
Photo by Stephen Litten