Work is rapidly progressing on a 65-unit mixed-use development situated at 5013 Springfield Avenue in Kingsessing, Southwest Philadelphia. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by the Metropolitan Group, the building rises five stories tall with a commercial space on the ground floor, with residential units above. A fresh food market is slated for the retail space.
The development features a modern exterior comprised mostly of gray brick, a material currently among local architects. The ground floor will feature large windows that will allow for a large amount of natural light to make its way into the store’s interior. Meanwhile, the upper floors will see smaller windows located in an alternating pattern.
The part of the building that is not located directly on Springfield Avenue will utilize gray siding as its primary material, likely as a cost-saving measure. The building has an interesting shape due to the unique-sized lot, which measures over an acre in size and is hemmed in by the the adjacent Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line.
The building is now fully framed and topped out. Window installation is currently in progress and the façade installation will likely begin soon.
So far, the building is emerging just as the renderings depicted, with the shape and window placement on the exterior matching the renderings precisely. When completed, the new fresh food market will greatly benefit the surrounding neighborhood, situated in a convenient location for the local residents.
At this pace, the building will likely reach completion sometime in late 2021 or early 2022.