As part of our checkup on the status of a number of projects we’ve followed in Northern Liberties, we swung by the site at 4th and Brown streets, across from Honey’s Sit ‘n’ Eat, and noticed that, while progress remains less than rapid, there has been very tangible advancement since spring.
The first two homes on the site, one of which should be the home of Carol Diament, the Coldwell Banker Preferred Old City broker who is managing the sale of the homes, are now complete save for some exterior wall surfaces and interior work.
There has been one visible change at the site: Nexus EnergyHomes no longer appears on the project billboard as the builder. Might this mean that the three homes that have yet to be started might be more conventional in nature? The project was billed as the first net-zero-energy residential construction project in Philadelphia when ground was broken. We have inquired with Diament about the status and future trajectory of the project and will report back to you when we learn more.
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