Permits have been issued for a residential conversion of a three-story prewar structure at 1135 Spring Garden Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. The three-story building will hold 14 new apartments. UIG Construction is the contractor. The renovation of the 9,158 square foot structure is expected to cost $45,000.
The renovated building features an elegant façade. red-brown brick is utilized throughout the exterior, with gray stone as trim that is the most prominent feature of the building. Two bay windows rise the entire height of the building on opposite sides of the structure. An ornate crown tops off the beautiful old structure.
The building was formerly used for religious purposes, affiliated with the now-shuttered chapel next door. The added density is a positive for the neighborhood. To the west, the nearby Spring Garden station on the Broad Street SEPTA line offers transit access. The site also sits within walking distance of Center City. The Rail Park is located within a short walk to the south, providing green space with views of the skyline.
No completion date is known yet for the project.