All eyes seem to be on Callowhill these days. Developers are buying properties in this neighborhood just north of Center City left and right, getting in while they can before the highly-anticipated Rail Park opens in early 2018.
It’s a big change for the long-blighted neighborhood that served as inspiration for former resident David Lynch’s cult classic Eraserhead. (That’s why the area is still called “Eraserhood” by locals. It’s also referred to by developers as the Spring Arts District.)
But Callowhill is changing before our eyes. Rents—both residential and commercial—are still affordable here compared to the rest of Greater Center City, and there’s still plenty of property available for potential development or adaptive reuse. That all may change once the Rail Park opens. Here, we present major projects currently in the works (and at various development stages).
We should note that because Philly doesn’t have strictly defined neighborhood boundaries, for this map’s purposes, Callowhill is roughly defined as the area north of Vine Street, south of Spring Garden, east of Broad Street, and west of 7th Street.
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