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WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

BY JANETTE SPIRK-CAYNE (www.janette.searchphillylistings.com)

If you would have told me five years ago that I would be living in Point Breeze, I would have laughed at you. But this past December, after living in Newbold for almost 10 years, my family and I packed up and moved North (about six and a half blocks to be exact) to the 1900 block of Reed Street.

Six and a half blocks may not seem like a lot, but really, it’s a completely different neighborhood. A completely different vibe. Everywhere you look, there is construction. I love the process of seeing my neighborhood evolve. It’s exciting! And call me crazy, but I also sort of enjoy the noise.

On the afternoon of February 10th, I came home to construction vehicles and a fence blocking off the five empty lots directly next to my house. That’s right, FIVE empty lots!

On the morning of February 11th they broke ground and since then progress has been moving quickly. The projected completion date is Summer 2015 and the builder for this project will be Efestos Contractors Inc.

In the plans are two 3-story townhomes facing Reed Street (both with roof decks and finished basements) and three townhomes facing Opal Street. The properties on Opal Street will have a smaller footprint, mainly due to the lot size and zoning restrictions. Although the price point and details are still TBD, I wouldn’t be surprised if these sell prior to completion considering the low inventory we are currently experiencing!

So, if you or anyone you know is looking to purchase a new home and see the potential in Point Breeze — like I do — give me a shout and be my neighbor! (Especially if you have a two year old and like to BBQ.)

Apparently I’m not the only one inspired by the sounds of construction.

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