A large proposal has been revealed at 801 West Girard Avenue in Ludlow, North Philadelphia. Designed by PZS Architects, the building, which was revealed in a Civic Design Review filing, will rise six floors from a 14,250-square-foot plot of land and will hold 80 residential units. Residential space, which will total 57,000 square feet, will sit on the second through sixth floors. Additionally, 19 parking spaces and 27 bike spaces will be included in the project. A roof deck will offer outdoor space at the top of the structure.
The building will boast an attractive façade with red brick and blue cladding as the primary material, with white cladding accents throughout the façade. Gray cladding will feature on the north and south ends of the building.
Street trees will also be planted, creating a pleasant street presence that will benefit the block and increase walkability of the surrounding area.
The address of the development is slightly misleading, as the development will be constructed on the far northeast portion of the property a block north of Girard Avenue, at the intersection of North Franklin Street and West Thompson Street. The new building will stand on land currently occupied by a surface lot and a small grove of trees.
The development will be a major density boost for the Girard Avenue commercial corridor, and the new residents will help support current businesses and attract new ones.
No completion date has been announced, though construction may be finished by 2022 or 2023.