Partial permits have been issued for a large multi-family development proposed at 3449 Scotts Lane in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia. Designed by DesignBlendz and developed by the Stamm Development Group, the complex will contain four multi-family buildings totaling 220 residential units and spanning 190,147 square feet of space. The plan will include 220 accessory parking spaces, with 149 set in an underground garage and 71 on the surface.
The recently issued permits will cover only a portion of the project. Building C, one of the structures to receive permits, will rise four stories tall and feature 34 residential units as well as a roof deck. Building D will also rise four stories tall, with 54 residential units and a roof deck, as well.
The buildings will feature modern exteriors with gray brickwork spanning the majority of the lower three floors. Sections of white cladding situated in abutments and in other select locations will add further texture to the design, as will the gray metal paneling on the top floor. Some wood-styled cladding will act as an intriguing accent that will help the project stand out once completed.
One of the more interesting features about the project is its abundance of amenity space. In addition to the collection of rooftop gathering spaces with bridges connecting them, there will also be a nicely landscaped courtyard pathway, topped with outdoor seating and garden space.
The development will be replacing a massive surface parking lot, which is really out of place in its location. The lot is abandoned, with nature slowing reclaiming the asphalt, and offers nothing but an ugly scar on the landscape. Its removal will be a major positive for the surrounding area.
The new development is obviously a massive improvement for existing conditions at the site, adding well over 200 residential units to a property that currently houses none. Although it is not in the most walkable location, residents will still be able to access an abundance of neighborhood amenities within a relatively close distance.