South Square: A Year in Review

South Square: A Year in Review

This time last year, Sean Killeen and Frank Mazzio from AGA Developers announced their newest project, South Square. Since then they have neared completion of the property, nearly sold all the units, and announced a new project in Old City

South Square will feature a new 19-townhouse development in Philadelphia's South Kensington neighborhood. Each modern townhouse will feature a roof-top deck, gated driveway and private parking spaces, custom bathroom, gourmet kitchen, and many other amenities.

South Kensington: Convenient and Affordable

According to Sean Killeen, South Kensington’s appeal lies in its convenience and affordability.

“From a buyer’s standpoint, South Kensington represents the next great real estate opportunity in Philly,” Sean commented. “The location and price point are perfect. Buyers are a short walk from Fishtown and Northern Liberties, and minutes away from Center City via the El.”

"South Kensington is Fishtown five or six years ago," Frank Mazzio agrees. South Kensington has become the affordable alternative to places like Rittenhouse and Society Hill. Buyers that were once looking for the lower prices in Fishtown are looking for a new neighborhood with both great prices and all the comfort and convenience of Fishtown.

Located on Berks Street near the Market-Frankford El, South Square brings an exciting mixed-use development to a former industrial section of South Kensington, an area prized for its affordability and rapidly developing residential, dining, retail and arts community.

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And with new businesses, co-working spaces, and restaurants popping up everywhere, South Kensington has become a small village within Philadelphia. Everyone from millennials and empty nesters from the Main Line are drawn to the neighborhood.

South Square Fuels Urban Revival

Last year, the Inquirer’s Alan Heavens wrote a big feature on the building boom in lower northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods — Kensington and Fishtown. A lower cost of living, convenient location, ample public transit and thriving arts and restaurant scene make these neighborhoods “Philadelphia's poster boy for revitalization of a formerly working-class neighborhood,” the article points out.

And it's still true! The lower cost of living in Fishtown and resurgent portions of Kensington puts renting or owning a house within reach.

Heavens cites both AGA's South Square and Trenton Stables developments as great examples of the kind of residential and commercial development transforming these neighborhoods. 

"Today, everyone knows that Fishtown has a thriving arts and restaurant scene," Sean said. "But five years ago, it wasn't as obvious... It was the vision of the neighborhood and the community's support of development that has made this one of the hottest zip codes in Philly."

As South Square nears completion, AGA looks forward to starting several new projects that will aid Philly's urban revival.