A zoning permit for lot line relocation has been issued for a five-story, 80-unit mixed-use development planned at 6808 Ridge Avenue (aka 6808-16 Ridge Avenue) in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia. The project will replace a pair of three-story mixed-use rowhouses on the west side of the block between Parker and Paoli avenues. Designed by Ingram Sageser Architects, the building will span 77,780 square feet and feature commercial space on the ground floor, as well as parking for 24 cars and 27 bicycles.
In recent years, a multitude of high-density, mid-rise apartment buildings have been constructed throughout traditionally quasi-suburban Northwest Philadelphia, with many more still under construction and on the drawing boards. As such, it is only appropriate that Ridge Avenue, one of the district’s primary thoroughfares and commercial corridors, also pivots from its current, generally car-oriented state to a more high-density, pedestrian-friendly format. The project at 6808 Ridge Avenue offers a significant contribution to this transition, replacing two low-density buildings fronted by a foreboding parking lot with a larger structure that significantly improves the pedestrian experience by offering retail that opens directly onto the sidewalk.
6808 Ridge Avenue is situated within a 20-minute walk to the southwest to the Ivy Ridge regional rail station and a similarly proximate walk to the Wissahickon Valley Park to the east. Ample shopping options are available in the immediate vicinity. The project is a great fit for the location, and we look forward to further progress on its development.
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Gawd that’s ugly! What tf is up with that stone section on the corner?? Someone think we’re in Kings Landing?
80 units and 24 parking spots? Exactly who is doing the math for these monstrosities that are being built? It’s ridiculous! You can’t park, it takes forever to drive anywhere. Unbelievable….
Is there something I don’t see? Ridge aliveness has a lot of new residential construction. Given that most is not replacing existing units, there appears to be an expectation of new/more residents. Parking is very tight in much of Roxborough.
Curtis Jones needs to stop approving all these permits. Vote him out !! And all the other council members who give out these permits. They’ve ruined our a nice little community in Roxborough-Manyunk East Falls & Andorra.
How do you propose for council members to legally deny permits for buildings that are proposed as-of-right and follow all the current regulations?