Permits Issued for 52-Unit Development at 620 Moore Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

620 Moore Street. Looking south. Credit: Google620 Moore Street. Looking south. Credit: Google

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 52-unit multi-family building at 620 Moore Street in WhartonSouth Philadelphia. The structure will rise four stories tall and will offer 50,842 square feet of floor space, a green roof, and accessory parking for residents. Construction costs are estimated at $3 million.

The building will replace an industrial structure that occupied almost the entirety block, save for a small surface lot and loading dock on the eastern side of the property. The building has been demolished, leaving the entirety of the block temporarily vacant. As such, the building will also likely take up a large portion of the property, but due to its amount of interior square footage, it most likely won’t have as big a footprint as the industrial building.

The neighborhood sits between the major commercial artery of Passyunk Avenue as well as growing Moyamensing Avenue. The development is one of the largest planned in the area, which doesn’t see as many proposals as certain other neighborhoods simply due to the fact that much of it is already built out, generally with densely packed single-family homes. However, the neighborhood can easily handle a further increase in density, such as that that this project will offer.

No completion date has been announced, though construction may be finished by 2022 or 2023.

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