Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit multi-family building at 4126 Pennsgrove Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The new structure will span 3,036 square feet and will feature a roof deck. Permits list construction costs at $280,000.
In terms of design, the new building will feature a simple exterior that is seen in many developments city wide. A slightly elevated front door allows for a basement window, while windows remain uniform on upper floors. Brick will cover the entire front face of the structure, rising the full height until a smooth, undesired cornice caps of the design. The usage of brick material allows the development to fit in with its surrounding environment, and provides the structure a safe and relatively timeless exterior.
As one could likely predict, the new structure will be rising in the place of a vacant lot. A fence separates the grassy lot rom the street. Some trees sit towards the rear of the tandem of properties, while plantings occupy some real estate near the fence.
Overall, the new project will certainly be a step in the right direction for the block. The new building will allow the 4100 block of Pennsgrove Street to begin repairing itself and fill in, while the three residential units will add solid density to a growing area. Transit access nearby to the Route 10 Trolley on Lancaster Avenue is sufficient in supporting the new residential influx in the surrounding area.
No completion date is known for the project at this time.