A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a 39-unit multi-family structure at 2930 West Dauphin Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The building will be located on the south side of the block between North 29th Street and North 30th Street and will rise from a 12,031-square-foot footprint. Amenities will include 13 bicycle parking spaces and a roof deck. Dauphin St Properties LLC is the listed owner.
The structure will be detached, not sharing any lot walls with neighbors. It will replace a large, well-maintained lawn, which was likely occupied by since-demolished buildings and has sat vacant for over a decade. This will be the first new residential development build on the block in the postwar period.
The building represents a dramatic boost in scale for a neighborhood dominated by rowhouses and small businesses. The surrounding area has much potential for further dense development, given its ample development-ready sites, location near Fairmount Park, transit service provided by buses such as 29 and 38, both of which stop half a block from the proposed development, and relative proximity to major destinations such as Temple University, situated within a 30-minute walk, or an eight-minute drive, to the southeast, and Center City and University City, both located within a ten-minute drive to the south.