Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, three-unit residential building at 615 South Third Street in Queen Village, South Philadelphia. The project consists of major renovations to an existing building, which includes a vacant commercial space located on the ground floor. The renovated area will measure 2,905 square feet while the new addition will measure 600 square feet. A roof deck will also be built. Permits list Jianchao Li as the design professional and Christopher Lord as the contractor. Total construction cost is set at $400,000.
The roof deck should offer great panoramic views, especially to the east and west. A change of occupancy has taken place in the ground floor commercial space and further permits are needed to determine how the space will be utilized.
Renovations are common in the area due to a lack of vacant lots, as many of the rowhouses remain intact within this neighborhood that is one of the oldest parts of the city. The South Street area remains a cultural melting pot for the city, with a rich history spanning centuries, and offers abundant options for restaurants, bars and shopping. Sitting adjacent to South Street, the home will offer ease of access to one of the most most popular areas of South Philadelphia with some of its heaviest foot traffic and tourist presence.