Permits have been issued for the construction of a new multi-family structure at 214 Vine Street in Old City, Center City. The development will stand six stories tall and feature 29 residential units. The building will hold 26,550 square feet of space.
Renderings show a unique modern design that uses primarily black cladding on the upper five floors with circular outcroppings providing texture and allowing the building to stand out from the rest. The ground floor will be clad in gray brick.
The development will replace a parking lot in a quiet section of Old City, one of a surprisingly large number of parking lots that remain around the neighborhood. Directly adjacent to the property there is a new multi-family building under construction, which presents a stately look with its brick and gray cladding. The building will be a solid boost to the neighborhood’s density, though new construction tends to be a controversial subject with some residents in Old City. Though many projects in the area get shut down due to preservation considerations, the development is likely to move forward more easily as it is only replacing a surface lot.
No completion date for is currently known, though construction may be finished by 2022.