Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-unit multi-family building at 4111 Parrish Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The building will rise three stories tall and will feature two roof decks. the structure will a total 5,976 square feet of interior space. Ray Crossan is listed as the design professional, with Crownstone Real Estate LLC specified as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $505,000
The new building will replace a vacant lot, one of many that are unfortunately still present around the neighborhood. This particular property sits between two intact groups of rowhouses with varied designs. To the left, as seen in the top image, stands a row of ornate brick, two-story rowhouses, with the right side of the image shows two-story rowhouses with ground floor porches and bay windows on the second floor. The new building will likely look quite different from either of these two styles, but will still improve the block by removing the vacant parcel and filling in the streetwall gap.
The addition of six residential units to a lot that is currently occupied by none will be a notable improvement for the area. Although the site is the size of what a typical rowhome with a single unit may occupy, the new project will pack in six times that amount, boosting local density. Lancaster Avenue sits nearby to the south, where the route 10 trolley offers a commute to University City, Center City, and beyond.
No completion date is known for the project at this time, though construction may be finished by 2022 or 2023.