Permits have been issued for a multi-family addition to an existing building situated at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia. The development will involve renovations to the building’s interior as well as an addition to be constructed at the rear of the structure. Nine residential units will be situated in the building. The existing building houses 3,406 square feet of space, and an expected 2,706 square feet of space will be added with the addition to make for a total of 6,112 square feet. Construction costs are estimated at $526,050.
The renovations will be made to an existing three-story twin rowhome, one of a countless number in this area of Philadelphia. The building primarily features a white stucco exterior on the bottom two floors of the building with wooden stone accents on one side. A cornice sits just above the second floor separating the building into two parts. The third floor of the building will see a black-shingled slanted-in roof with dormer windows. A porch is also included on the ground floor of the building.
The area of West Philadelphia bordering the western and northern faces of University City have seen many permits issued for developments quite similar to this. Many interior renovations and exterior additions are planned in the area turning one-unit properties into five to ten unit properties, dramatically changing the density. Other common developments have been the replacement of row-home sized vacant properties and the construction of newer multi-family structures.
No completion date is known for the project at this time.