A single-family home complex have been approved for construction at 820 Thomas Street in Norristown, a town in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. The development will include eight townhomes arranged in a row on Thomas Street, built on a slight incline that allows for an interesting design. The homes will all feature small garages to provide residents with off-street parking spaces.
The buildings will feature modern exteriors similar to those of many new rows of homes in Philadelphia. White and black metal paneling will be the primary material used on the homes’ exteriors, and it will be arranged in an alternating pattern with two homes sharing a color before swapping to the next. Wood-colored cladding will also be used on the exteriors as an accent that adds more texture to the design. Small balconies will also be included on the third floors of each home.
The homes will provide an interesting street presence to the front of the homes. Since the driveways of each home must remain flat and level, the area in between has to be significantly steeper. As a result, the sidewalks will have stairs constructed between each driveway. Adjacent to each set of stairs, a small garden will be situated between the sidewalk and the street, and trees will be planted.
The new homes will replace a partially vacant, partially occupied string of properties. Small collections of trees will be cut to make way for the future homes, and a few existing homes will be torn down including the largest of which features a colonial design with red brick on the bottom two floors and a dormer window on the third.
The prime location of the homes sits steps from green space at Scagg Cottman Park. A slightly further walk brings one to the Schuylkill River Trail and downtown Norristown. Here, plenty of transit is accessible with the Norristown High Speed Line and the Regional Rail lines terminating at Norristown Transportation Center, as well as a variety of bus lines.
No completion date is known for the project at this time.