Permits have been filed for 138 West 57th Street in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood in West Philadelphia. Located three properties away from the corner of Sansom Street and South 57th Street, the empty lot is owned by City Block Acquisition IX. The building, likely a row home, will fill a gap between two existing pre-war row homes.
The property sits in a medium-density neighborhood, which maintains a general feeling of openness despite a densely built-up landscape; the extra width of South 57th Street and wide, terraced front yards certainly contribute to the feel. The neighborhood abounds with small businesses, restaurants, and retailers, creating a lively street presence. Bike lanes on either side of the street add convenient options for cycling commute and recreation, notably to Cobbs Creek park located several blocks to the west.