Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, single-family residential building at 1528 South 31st Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the west side of the street between Tasker and south of Dickinson streets. Permits state that the structure will span a 767-square-foot footprint. Christopher Sipes is listed as the design professional and RS 23 LLC as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $200,500.
Part of the greater Grays Ferry and Washington Avenue revitalization, the area has seen a notable influx of development as it transitions from its the industrial-era zoning, with residential, commercial and mixed-use buildings popping up left and right within the last few years.
The proposed building is a definite improvement over a vacant lot and will hopefully add an attractive aesthetic to the area, which primarily consists of homes. The site is situated near two parks (Stinger and Lanier parks) and nestled between three schools within a three block radius: Universal Audenried Charter School, James Alcorn School and St. Gabriel School. The area also offers close proximity to bus routes along and offers convenient highway access and food/recreation options.
The lot was sold back in September of 2020 and construction is slated to begin soon.