Renderings have been revealed for a 57-unit multi-family development at 401-07 East Walnut Lane in East Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. Designed by DesignBlendz, the building will rise five stories tall, with units occupying 48,816 square feet of space and consisting of one studio, 38 one-bedroom, and 18 two-bedroom apartments. The development will also include 20 bicycle spaces and a green roof.
The building will feature a modern exterior, using materials that harmonize with one another. The ground floor will feature brickwork that will match that of the surrounding rowhomes, while the upper floors utilize gray cladding. A lighter gray color will be located at the base, with rows of dark gray cladding rising in prominent locations.
The building will replace a vacant lot, one of the largest in the immediate surrounding area. The lot has a narrow street frontage and extends deep into the block, allowing for the proposed building’s large size. Grass grows at the site through the concrete surface, which resembles a grave of the lot’s past occupant. Behind the site on the other side of the block, another similarly-scaled multi-family building helps provide context of what developers are likely hoping to achieve with the new project.
The new building will be a great improvement for the site. The density boost will add residents and change the tide of development in the neighborhood, which is ripe with potential with its elegant architecture and decent quantity of development-ready sites.
YIMBY will track progress made on the project in the future, as well as other development that is sure to take place in the surrounding area in the future.
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Too bad it doesn’t offer parking.
Parking is stolen from other spots on neighborhood.
Access to SEPTA or Regional rail?
Who is the Developer? Main Street Development?