Innova Featured in Workforce Housing Initiative

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June 15, 2015: State and local officials announce the next phase in a plan to leverage vacant lots to build new housing affordable to middle-income people in rapidly appreciating neighborhoods. The Workforce Housing Initiative will encouraged balanced and equitable growth in Philadelphia and help preserve the middle class. 

Officials speaking include: 
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District)
Brian Hudson, Sr., Exec. Director, PA Housing Finance Authority
Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor
Brian Abernathy, Exec. Director, Phila. Redevelopment Authority
Jeffrey Allegretti, President, Innova Services Corp.
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District)
Michael Koonce, Exec. Director, Phila. Land Bank & PHDC
Deborah McColloch, Director, Office of Housing and Community Development

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For more information read "Philly Converts Empty Lots into Housing for All"

South Point Groundbreaking Highlights

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With resounding community support, Innova Redevelopment, LLC broke ground on its current project: South Point.

South Point is a development of (15) new affordable, for-sale, single-family townhouses in Point Breeze, priced to be affordable to families earning between 55% and 100% of Area Median Income.

The homes will incorporate sustainable and energy efficient building materials and techniques, and will exceed Energy Star for Homes Version 3 standards, ensuring affordable operating and maintenance costs for the homeowners.


  • 2 story homes
  • Contemporary design
  • Brick facades with fiber cement accent panels
  • Open layout first floor
  • 2-3 bedrooms
  • 1-2 full baths
  • Stranded bamboo flooring
  • High ceilings
  • Spacious finished basement

Sustainable Building Features:

  • Energy Star for Homes Version 3 performance-based modeling and verification
  • Zip-R sheathing on exterior walls to reduce thermal bridging
  • Interior spray foam insulation in exterior walls (R-20) and roof cavities (R-38)
  • R-10 spray foam foundation insulation
  • Blower door guided air sealing & duct leakage testing
  • Right-sized, high-efficiency heat pump with 15 SEER central AC
  • Energy Star domestic hot water
  • Energy Star windows, doors, lighting and kitchen appliances
  • High performance, water saving plumbing fixtures
  • Reflective white "cool" roofs
  • Ample glazing for optimum day-lighting
  • ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) for improved indoor air quality
  • Recycled content finishes; jobsite waste management through certified waste hauler