After getting zoning approvals in late 2011, Toll Brothers started demolishing the old garage property at 2400 South Street about a month ago, making way for their next massive development of townhomes and condos.
SOSNA and other neighborhood groups worked with Toll Brothers for months to improve the design, and they did get some important concessions like townhomes instead of parking along Bainbridge Street. (Head over to Naked Philly for a rundown of changes made to the original proposal and rendering comparisons.) Like Naval Square next door, the aesthetic for 2400 South is still Toll’s lackluster suburbanite version of gated urbanity.
During demolition, it’s been downright dusty (despite water trucks on site) and the sidewalk on the southern side of South Street is blocked by fencing. So, bikers keep an eye out for stray pedestrians in the bike lane.