Dickinson Square is a neighborhood deep in South Philadelphia. It is named after Dickinson Square Park, a beautiful park between Moyamensing Avenue and Fourth Street. Dickinson Square Park has some of the nicest townhouses in South Philadelphia. It is near the Ninth Street Italian Market and Passyunk Avenue. A few blocks from the park is an old warehouse, on Moore Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets. That old warehouse is about to be demolished for a large new residential development that would be a major addition to the neighborhood.
This new development is being built by Kumas Homes and designed by Canno Design. It will have 46 duplex units on Moore Street, in 23 buildings. The corners of Sixth and Moore and Seventh and Moore will each have a small apartment building, with three units and a first floor corner retail space in each building. There will be 25 townhouses on McClellan Street. In all, the project will have 77 housing units. There will be 84 parking spaces accessible by a drive aisle running between Sixth and Seventh Streets. Each building will have roof decks and green rooves. The paved areas will have porous pavement to absorb rainwater into the ground and avoid city storm drains. The facades will be very modern with large windows.
Dickinson Square has few sites left to develop, so this project will stand out and provide new housing in the neighborhood. The renovation of nearby parks and proximity to Passyunk Avenue and the Ninth Street Italian Market make Dickinson Square one of the most well situated neighborhoods, amongst many of South Philadelphia’s unique attractions. Developing an old warehouse into upscale housing helps tie together these popular areas. If you would like to learn more about Dickinson Square, please contact The Condo Shop at 215.692.6636.