On March 11th, the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a plan for 62 townhouses at 901 Washington Street along the riverfront in the Conshohocken section of the township. The below video is cued to the portion of the meeting where the townhomes were discussed and vote took place.
Longtime locals likely remember this property as a manufacturing plant for the Fineran and Haley Paint Co. In 2014, the site was approved for an 82,000 office building, but the developer failed to attract a tenant. According to an article in The Philadelphia Business Journal published on March 26th, the developer marketed the office building for three years before deciding to seek approval for a residential use. Due to the abundance of apartments that were in the pipeline in Conshohocken, the developer decided to focus on a townhouse development.
The community will be named RiverPlace and according to its website, each home will come with a two-car garage, three bedrooms, two-to-three bathrooms, and an option for a rooftop deck. The homes will likely cost in the mid-$400s. The homes will be built by Progressive New Homes, which has developed communities in Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties.
Images: Progressive New Homes