Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed demolition progress at the site of a seven-story, 119-unit mixed-use building proposed at 619 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Brightcommon, the building will hold two commercial spaces at the ground floor, spanning 3,791 square feet of space, 90,882 square feet of residential space, and 34 parking spaces.
The development was previously planned to rise around twice as high as its current iteration, which was revealed earlier this year. However, although clearly underbuilt for such a centrally-located, transit-accessible site (the Spring Garden and Fairmount stations on the Broad Street SEPTA line are both situated within a two- to three-minute walk to the south and to the north, respectively), the project in its present form still offers a massive improvement for the site, which currently houses a suburban-style single-story detached commercial structure fronted by a large parking lot.
619 North Broad Street will fill a major street gap along what is arguably Philadelphia’s most important thoroughfare, and will help reinforce the corridor between Center City to the south and the Temple University campus to the north. We look forward to further progress on the project.
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It is six stories vice your claim of 7 stories unless they settled on 7 stories. I counted the floors on the drawing.
It should have been 14 stories if it was a by right.
With all the construction of apartment buildings in the area will developers consider setting aside a few units for low income or affordable income tenants