Demolition Underway at Site of Future 50-Unit Development at 6604 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia

Rendering of the project via Stamm Development Group.

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.

Rendering of the project via Stamm Development Group.

Rendering of the project via Stamm Development Group.

Rendering of the project via Stamm Development Group.

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.

View of the site via Google.

As of now, the majority of the shopping center has been demolished, with excavation equipment currently at the site.

Current view of the site via Stamm Development Group.

Current view of the site via Stamm Development Group.

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.

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3 Comments on "Demolition Underway at Site of Future 50-Unit Development at 6604 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia"

  1. This looks great – super sleek, nice brickwork, like the gold trim, love the corner windows. I don’t love what appears to be visible parking on the ground floor though.

  2. The movement to “urbanize” Roxborough defies the existing culture of these neighborhoods. We are in jeopardy of losing the family oriented mentality that has prevailed here and created a close knit community of folks who respect our “green space.” This type of development attracts transient short term residents who are not invested in our neighborhood.

    • Vitali Ogorodnikov | February 10, 2021 at 8:43 pm | Reply

      There was zero green space at the lot. Only a strip mall and a parking lot. In terms of being “family oriented” and “close-knit communities,” dense living builds tighter communities than car-dependent sprawl, where every family lives in an insulated bubble.

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