Permits Issued for 12 Structures at 7519 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia

The site via Google.

Permits have been issued for a large residential development at 7519 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia. The development will consist of 12 separate structures, a mixture of duplexes and single-family homes totaling 14 residential units. All of the buildings will stand four floors tall.

Building one will be a duplex totaling 2,995 square feet that will cost $295,000 to build. Building two will be a 2,590-square-foot single-family structure with costs estimated at $250,000. Building three will be another duplex yielding 2,990 square feet that will cost $295,000 to build. Building four will be a 3,380-square-foot single-family home costing $295,000 to build. Buildings five and six will be a 3,200-square-foot single-family homes both costing $295,000 to build. Building seven will be a 3,380-square-foot single-family residence that will cost $295,000 to build. Buildings eight, nine, and ten will yield 3,200 square feet and will cost $295,000 to build. Buildings 11 and 12 will yield 3,380 square feet and cost $295,000 to build.

Aerial view of the site via Google.

The project will replace a large property. Though the site does not have an extensive street frontage, it goes deep, allowing for plenty of space for the future buildings. Currently, only one single family home stands on the property. This will allow for a major density increase, building 14 units on a property formerly held by one. This will help the neighborhood of Roxborough transition from a suburban-like area to a more urban format.

A completion date is not known for the project.

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12 Comments on "Permits Issued for 12 Structures at 7519 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia"

  1. Gino Capoferri | February 4, 2021 at 8:42 pm | Reply

    The appeal of Roxborough is the suburban like atmosphere. Not a single person who lives or desires to live here does so because they seek the feel of urban living. This is a cash grab and will do nothing to enhance the neighborhood.

  2. Patrick Megraw | February 4, 2021 at 9:17 pm | Reply

    We most definitely dont need more developments in Roxborough!! Its so congested atound here now!The beauty of Roxborough is all but gone because of the destruction of any and all natural areas. Pretty soon they’ll be building back valley green and gorgas park etc…..

  3. Theresa Hliwski | February 5, 2021 at 3:33 am | Reply

    Take your new homes elsewhere, We don’t want them

  4. Theresa hliwski | February 5, 2021 at 3:37 am | Reply

    Why do you builders always say your improving Roxborough, There was nothing wrong with our neighborhood.

  5. Timothy Christmas | February 5, 2021 at 8:50 am | Reply

    No more homes! They are building 1,000+ dwellings 0.5mi down the street.

  6. There is so much development in the area and the infrastructure cannot handle it. There is little to no parking and the traffic on Ridge Avenue is ridiculous. Our representatives need to represent the people and not the developers.

  7. Greed-plain and simple. Let’s get rid of the green space and add to the traffic trying to get out of our island neighborhood. (There’s only 7 ways in or out of the neighborhood). The people that live in this neighborhood want the “suburban feel”.

  8. No more of this mess is welcome here.

  9. Once again greed prevails. Why not:
    charge developers a hefty fine for each mature tree they remove,(current fine is 1000.00 per occurrence not per tree)
    Initiate a fee to developers when they apply for permits/licenses that will replace revenue lost by 10 year tax abatement.
    Institute a “Build a Bridge” Fund requiring them to make contributions based on units/homes they build.
    Make our neighborhood less desirable and more costly
    to develop.

  10. Georgette Bartell | March 11, 2021 at 10:03 am | Reply

    Can the builders prove a need for more housing? Are all the units and houses in Roxborough occupied? Who has this data? As long as population increases, we need more housing. Density, in my opinion, can only work when the inhabitants can walk 1-2 blocks to buy food and have access to public transportation. If you need a car to buy food, then you need parking for every unit.

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