Permits have been issued for a multi-family renovation at 3632-34 Germantown Avenue in Hunting Park, North Philadelphia. The four-story building will receive interior modifications on its upper floors to create 13 residential units, while the ground floor will continue to serve host as a commercial space. In total, the building spans 25,500 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $2.5 million.
The building features a beautiful exterior, with brick rising its full height. A detailed cornice is located at the top of the structure along both Germantown Avenue and Broad Street, with intricate bay windows. Unfortunately, it seems that these floors have been abandoned over time, with boarded up windows and a declining condition, so hopefully this portion of the structure will receive some restoration effort. At the ground floor, there are multiple commercial spaces, with one being on Broad Street and the other on Germantown Avenue.
Considering the building’s prime location along two major traffic arteries, this seems like a necessary transformation. The renewal of residential usage on upper floors will be a major accomplishment for the property, and the added density along multiple commercial corridors and near to the Broad Street line makes plenty of sense. Hopefully, more high-density projects will arrive in the immediate area in the future, as this spot seems to be a prime candidate for major transit oriented development, what with Erie Avenue, Broad Street, and Germantown Avenue all boasting frequent transit service and the Temple University Hospital complex situated within walking distance to the south.
No completion date is known for the project at this time.
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