Cathedral Park has many vacant lots as a result of the former program called the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative. The Cathedral Park Community Development Corporation plans to build houses on these, and to further rehabilitation or replacement of vacant buildings. We would love to have some good new neighbors. These lots constitute affordable building lots.
High labor costs make provisioning affordable housing a problem in Philadelphia. We use modular housing to mitigate this problem.
Speculators and developers are in business to make money, as much as possible. The Cathedral Park CDC is here to meet community needs, not make money, so we take the profit motive out of construction.
Rowhouses share side walls with neighbors. This helps keep down heating and cooling costs.
Rowhouses sit on narrow lots. This reduces the exterior area that has to be cared for.