A modular condo building is currently being dropped pod by pod at 2300 Bainbridge in Graduate Hospital.
The project, dubbed Bloc23, broke ground last year and began installing the already constructed condo units last week, Naked Philly reports.
In total, the 4-story project, designed by LabHaus, will include 23 high-end condos and underground parking. The condos range from $579,000 for a 2-bedroom, 1-bath unit on the second floor to a $1.449 million 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse on the fourth level.
It’s taken some time for 55,000-square-foot Bloc23 to get off the ground. The project was first announced around 2011, and it received zoning approval in 2012. By October 2015, nine units had already sold, and a retail tenant—apparently a grocery store—signed on soon after.
Developer Stephen Rodriguez tells Curbed Philly that six units are still for sale, and the ground-floor retailer will be announced early next year.
The units were constructed off site, and based on photos shared on Bloc23’s Facebook page, the finishes are pretty nice. They’re going to include Kohler fixers, Bertazzoni, Lieber, Bosch and Marvel appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows with retractable shades, and Nest thermostats. Plus, every unit will have access to a roof deck; the penthouses all have private outdoor space.
It’s not the only modular building in the works in South Philly. Earlier this summer, a modular apartment building dropped at 12th and Washington. Both of the units in these modular buildings are expected to deliver next year.
- Pods Are Descending at 23rd & Bainbridge [NakedPhilly]
- Bloc23 [Official]
- Modular apartment building drops on 12th and Washington in South Philly [Curbed Philly]