Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family building at 3836 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the structure will stand three stories tall and hold seven residential units. The building will total 4,800 square feet of floor space and is expected to cost an estimated $400,000 to build.
The building will replace a vacant lot overgrown with tall grass and separated from the street and an adjacent vacant lot by a chain link fence. The building will stand at around the same height as the adjacent structures, maintaining the existing fabric of the block.
The proposal is yet another among many recently filed in in the neighborhood that call for multi-family buildings to be built upon lots that are sized for a standard rowhome, as part of a development surge that is fueled by the ongoing construction boom in University City to the south. If this pace of development continues, the neighborhood’s density is going to see a dramatic spike. Transit access is provided via the route 10 trolley on Lancaster Avenue, which also offers an abundance of retail and dining options.
No completion date for the project is known at this time, though construction may be finished by 2022.