Permits have been filed for the demolition of a single-story commercial structure at 6110 Osage Avenue in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The latest tenants in the warehouse-style building were a grocery store, a parking garage, and a car wash, yet the structure has sat vacant for several years. The plot is located near the corner of Osage Avenue and South 61st Street. The property is owned by RSTNJ LLC and will be town down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. RDS Contracting Group Inc. is the listed contractor. The cost of the whole project is specified at $61,990.
Documents detail a total floor area of 1,200 square feet, although the structure appears to be considerably larger than the listed figure. As part of the job, permits call for application of stucco to the would-be exposed wall of the structure at 6124 Osage Avenue next door and the installation of a 360-foot-long, six-foot-high chain link fence around the property.
The building sits on the south side of the block, across the street from a similar large commercial/industrial structure. Both sit within a predominantly residential neighborhood lined with rowhomes, with a scattering of small businesses in between. The site is located a block and a half east of Cobbs Creek Park with woodland, trails, and the eponymous creek that marks the city’s western boundary.