Until now, residential development has almost entirely been confined in Manchester to the area northwest of Hull Street. More specifically, the area seeing the activity has been bound by Semmes and Cowardin Avenues, Hull Street, and Commerce Rd.
But now renovation is beginning to pick up steam southeast of Hull in the Blackwell area. One of the first renovations that really stands out is the beautiful restoration at 1301 Decatur Street. The property was sold to new owners just prior to Thanksgiving.
The following “Before Pictures” are of Church Hill Ventures’ renovations that are just now beginning. In large part, the property appreciation that has been seen throughout the city and in the northwestern area of Manchester has yet to take hold southeast of Hull. My guess is that is all about to change once properties begin to get fixed up and vacant properties get put back in service. While there is certainly a lot of housing stock that is in need of renovation in this area that will take time to work through, some new infill construction will likely follow as values begin to improve. It will be fascinating to watch the progress unfold as folks invest in this awesome neighborhood!