Stable Flats Northern Liberties UPDATE

May 7th, 2012 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Stable Flats Northern Liberties UPDATE

Stable Flats Northern Liberties UPDATE

Stable Flats

Multiple Sources report that construction of Stable Flats, which appears to be going by The Stables,  is now underway.  The project is located at 1102-34 N. American & 1101-31 Bodine Streets in Northern Liberties and represents a Joint venture partnership between Onion Flats and Domani Developers.  The architect is Plumbob llc and the builder is JIG Inc.  Stable Flats was intended to be first LEED-H Platinum multi-family certified project of its kind in the United States.

Stable Flats

Designed to be the first LEED-H Platinum multi-family certified project of its kind in the United States. Stable Flats is a 70 unit residential project located in Philadelphia. We intend it to be a model of sustainable, residential and community urban re-development. It incorporates new and creative approaches to open/community space, storm water management, geothermal heating/cooling, green roof technology, on-site renewable energy generation, steel and concrete modular construction, creative parking management and 31% dedicated Affordable Housing units. 70 dwelling units

From the Philadelphia MLS

The Stables offer 2500+/-sqft of light filled living space in a stunning single family townhome w/options to customize finishes! Finely designed 3 bedrooms + office/4th bedroom, 3 full baths, private parking for two compact cars, a 300+/-sqft 2nd floor garden conveniently located off the kitchen/living area, with optional roof garden/deck & finished 600+/-sqft basement available!!! Super-efficient building envelope w/ high R Value Insulation, & triple-paned windows minimize heating & cooling bills. Custom chef kitchen designed by Artisans & Co., wide plank wood floors, stone counters, stainless appliances, luxury bathrooms & European touches. One block to Liberty Lands Park, cafes, new Superfresh & Wine Store. Co-Developed by Domani Developers, whose projects are a mainstay of the community & featured on HGTV & FYI Philly / Onion Flats, internationally awarded sustainable architect/developer of the first/highest LEED Certified homes in the Nation. Some images are of other projects as examples.

Here’s an excerpt from Hidden City:

After four years in limbo, what would be the most energy efficient development in Philadelphia is finally moving forward. The Stable Flats project in Northern Liberties is designed to be the first Passive House-certified development in Philadelphia, which means that the building’s energy needs would be minimized to meet a set standard, primarily through being nearly air-tight, extremely well insulated and south-facing. The houses would also be completely energy sufficient unto themselves, given responsible energy use by occupants–what’s called “net-zero energy possible,” said Onion Flats’ Tim McDonald, who is partnering with Domani Developers on the project. Read more about Passive Houses here. Three single-family homes and nine foundations will be built in the first phase, with plans calling for a total of 27 units on the former site of the 76 Carriage Co. horse stables on George Street between Bodine and American. This is a significant downsizing from the original plans for a 70-unit residential complex that included 10 units of subsidized affordable housing that were drawn up in 2007 at the height of the market. Money for larger residential projects post-crash remains scarce, said McDonald. ”It’s taken talking to many different banks and coming up with something that works,” he said. “It’s biting off an even smaller piece than we would like to do.” BLOX: Sustainable Building Systems–a sister company to Onion Flats–will build the houses using modular sections assembled on site. McDonald said the first unit should be ready by May.

I’ll keep you posted with any Stable Flats updates.

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