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South Square Development in South Kensington to Break Ground This Month

Half of the townhomes are already under contract

South Square, a batch of three-story townhomes planned for South Kensington, is scheduled to break ground this month. Eight of the 19 townhomes are currently under contract.

"It's been pushed back due to City Hall delays with it being summer and all, but as of right now, it's looking like July," Leigh Calarco of MGC Real Estate Group tells Curbed Philly.

South Square at 182-188 W. Berks Street is being developed by AGA Developers, the same group behind Trenton Stables and Frankford Square in Fishtown. The site is currently a car lot.

Every 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhome will feature gated parking, a roof deck, finished basements, and a balcony off the master bedroom. Two of the townhomes will be triplexes with commercial space on the ground floor.

Phase 1 was expected to be complete in August 2016, but with the construction delays it looks like that date will be pushed back to later in the fall. Phase 2 is expected to deliver in 2017.

Calarco says prices for the unbuilt townhomes start in the $400,000 range but "will continue to go up as building gets underway."