Permits Issued for 45-Unit Building at 5200 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, West Philadelphia

Former view of Church at 5200 Chester Avenue. Credit: Google.Former view of Church at 5200 Chester Avenue. Credit: Google.

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 45-unit multi-family building at 5200 Chester Avenue in KingsessingWest Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise four stories tall and will feature a roof deck equipped with a green roof. The building will hold 57,380 square feet of space and cost an estimated $6.11 million to build. Tester Construction is listed as the project’s contractor, with Rich Villa as the design professional.

More recent aerial view of 5200 Chester Avenue. Credit: Google.

More recent aerial view of 5200 Chester Avenue. Credit: Google.

The development site currently sits vacant, but it was until recently occupied by a beautiful church building that was in a dilapidated condition, and was subsequently demolished. The building featured a striking stone facade, with ornate details and windows. A high, slanted roof added height and size to the structure, making it all the more impressive to view. Although the reason for the building’s demolition is justified, it is still a major loss of history and noteworthy architecture for the city.

On the positive side, the planned development will put the site to effective use. The addition of 45 residential units will further add to the surrounding neighborhood’s impending development boom (other local proposals may be seen via the neighborhood’s page at the bottom of the article).

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4 Comments on "Permits Issued for 45-Unit Building at 5200 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, West Philadelphia"

  1. “Kingsessing” is going to move up on the countdown list next year. Activity is steadily creeping into the area.

  2. John L Hemphill | September 3, 2021 at 8:30 pm | Reply

    This church which was on this sight was amazing, when it was structurally in good condition it was a truly a beautiful church; it was apart of a congregation that was founded in the 1700s. A true loss.

  3. Charlie Brown | March 17, 2022 at 12:00 am | Reply

    Parking for a 45 residential unit structure were be horrendous for some of the future tenants. I hope a parking lot is included. Just saying.

  4. Hello I Am Interested in purchasing 5200 chester AVEPLEASE CONIACT ME 267-536-6796 about this property please

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