Though the filing correctly calls the building “attached” in reference to its future adjacency to lot lines, at the moment the only structure next to the property is a pointed plank yard fence. The block where the proposal is located and the surrounding blocks have lost much of their building stock in the postwar period and abound with vacant lots. The lot across from 711 Brooklyn Street has been converted to a community garden.
However, new development is very likely to arrive in the neighborhood in the near future. University City, located a short ride away via the route 10 trolley, is seeing a surge in new construction with a massive, 14-acre development planned atop Schuylkill Yards. Directly to the east, the Mantua neighborhood has seen a number of construction filings just in the past two months, some of which YIMBY recently covered.
Seyit Atay is the listed owner on the applications. An estimated completion date has not been announced.