Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family development at 1504 North Sydenham Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia, near Temple University. The building will stand three stories tall and include a basement. The wood-framed structure will cost an estimated $500,000 to construct. Brett Harman is the design professional for the project, with Sinchi Brothers Construction as the contractor.
The new structure will rise on a site that is currently occupied by a church that stands three stories tall and features a primarily tan-painted stucco exterior and a coat of red paint. The third level features a setback and varied roof features. The building is rather unique and adds a special flair to the neighborhood, and will be somewhat unfortunate of a loss.
The site sits just a couple of blocks from the western edge of the Temple University campus, and units will likely be marketed towards students attending the major institution. In addition, Broad Street is situated within a short walk to the east, with the Broad Street Line offering a rapid commute to Center City and beyond.
No completion date is known at this time, though construction may be finished by 2022 or 2023.