Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story multi-family building at 3018 North Broad Street in Nicetown-Tioga, North Philadelphia. Designed by Designblendz, the structure will total 4,022 square feet of space and hold five apartments, and will cost $565,000 to construct.
The new building will feature a stately and attractive exterior that will be a positive addition to the block once competed. The all-brick facade features a faux-front porch space on the ground floor, slightly elevated off the street. Above, a prominent bay window will rise the remainder of the building’s height. A cornice will top off the structure, with further detailing surrounding the windows.
Looking at the building’s surroundings shows where its design comes from. The new building will rise in place of a vacant lot, which separates an otherwise intact row of pre-war building into two separate sections. The buildings all feature front porches as well an attractive cornice line with a triangular crown piece between every other pair of homes. These structures also all feature bay windows, similar to the proposed building.
The property is situated in an area that is poised to explode in future years. Prime transit access is offered just to steps to the south, where the North Philadelphia Regional Rail/Amtrak Station intersects with the North Philadelphia station on the Broad Street Line. Despite these transportation opportunists, the area has yet to develop to its full potential, although signs are slowly coming that show that this may soon change.
The new residential units added to this property will make for great infill, and adding density in this location makes much sense, given the transit offerings. More importantly, however, is the fact that the building will be healing a damaged block and returning the row back to how it looked years ago.
No completion date is known for the project at this time.