Permits Issued for a Six-Unit Building at 1723 Memorial Avenue in Parkside, West Philadelphia

Credit: Google.View of 1723 Memorial Avenue site. Credit: Google.

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-unit multi-family residential development at 1723 Memorial Avenue in ParksideWest Philadelphia. The building will rise three stories tall, the same as the surrounding structures. The permit lists James Clancy as the design professional in charge with Fitler Development handling the contracting work. In total, the structure will hold 4,648 square feet of space and cost an estimated $250,000 to build.

The new building will sit towards the edge of a no longer fully-intact Parkside Block. It will be replacing a vacant lot, one of many in the area although their numbers have been declining as the neighborhood becomes more attractive for multi-family development. Classic Parkside rowhomes sit on both ends of the property with their magnificent brickwork and architecture that puts the neighborhood on the map containing some of the most interesting architecture that can be found in the city. Although no renderings are available for the project, it will hopefully match the current structures found on the block similar to many other recent construction projects.

Parkside is a neighborhood situated along Fairmount Park in West Philadelphia and is known for its elegant architecture, some of which was unfortunately demolished in the post-war decline of the area.  However, the neighborhood is now seeing interest and investment with new projects and rehabs repairing the urban fabric of the neighborhood.

No completion date for the project is known at this time, though construction may be finished by 2022.

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