Demolition is underway at 6604 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia, where a five-story, 50-unit development is planned. Designed by M Architecture and developed by Stamm Development Group, the development will feature studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a fitness center, a large, planted and fully furnished roof deck, and parking at the ground level. Rendering depict a modern structure clad in gray brick, with a bronze-colored mesh at the parking level. Similar bronze-colored trim surrounds the large windows.
The building will replace a small, suburban-style strip mall that contained a laundromat and a carpeting store, with a parking lot in front of the structure. The site sits a short walk from the commercial portion of Ridge Avenue, where many restaurants and stores are located. Nearby Roxborough Pocket Park offers ample green space.
As of now, the majority of the shopping center has been demolished, with excavation equipment currently at the site.
The building will boost the urban ambience of the neighborhood, boosting density and helping dismantle its auto-centered organization. The addition of new residences near the commercial corridor will also help support its businesses.
The development is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.