Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-unit multi-family building at 2129 West Seybert Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise three stories tall, will hold 6,395 square feet of space, and will feature multiple roof decks. Georges Ballouze is listed as the design professional, with Firestone LP as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $900,000.
The building will replace a vacant lot, one of many still present around the neighborhood, which was hollowed out in its postwar decline. A chain link fence separates the site from the street, with overgrown grass behind.
The removal of the vacant lot in itself will be an improvement just as significant as the addition of a multi-family building. A third-floor setback will help preserve the existing street wall on a block that consists of two-story rowhouses.
No completion date is known for the project at this time, though construction may be finished by 2022 or 2023.