Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi-family building at 1701 South 24th Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise three stories tall, with an access structure connecting to a roof deck at the pinnacle. In total, the building will hold 3,200 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $350,000. Maher Abdelaal is listed as the project’s design professional, with Clifford Lasky specified as the contractor.
The building will be replacing a vacant lot, which is a common occurrence for development in the neighborhood. The structure will fill a vacant corner lot next to an otherwise intact group of two-story rowhouses. The project will rise a story above the existing homes, but the third floor may potentially be set back from the street.
The new density boost is a positive for the neighborhood, which has seen numerous low-rise residential buildings constructed over the past few years, filling in streetwall gaps and providing an influx of mew residents. More recently, the area is seeing an increase in new multi-family development as demand has risen high enough to make such projects more practical. The numerous new units that are being brought into the area create further opportunities for business and restaurant development, which will only make the neighborhood even more desirable.
No completion date is known for the project at this time, though construction may be finished by 2022 or 2023.