Union Homes is a 52-unit affordable housing development in Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood. The project is an example of infill redevelopment in an urban setting, and it also incorporates sustainability through the use of porous paving for stormwater management. Once completed, the porous paving will provide 10,000 square feet of onsite stormwater drainage as well as off-street parking for fifty cars. Using porous paving will decrease the burden on the existing combined sewer system as well as enhance the quality of stormwater entering the aquifer.
Watershed: Schuylkill River
Neshaminy Brick and Block, Inc.
1405 Bridgewater Road
Bensalem, PA 19020