A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has still not started at a three-story, four-unit multi-family development at 1326 North 6th Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia, though a permit had been issued in August 2020. The development will rise from a vacant lot on the west side of the block between West Thompson and Master streets. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture (aka HDO Architecture), the building will span 4,798 square feet and features a cellar and two roof decks. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $527,780.
At the time of our visit we observed that the grassy lot remains vacant, with no signs of construction whatsoever. This is rather unfortunate, as the development would have effectively filled in a glaring gap in the existing street wall. The building is planned to span 21 feet wide and extend 71 feet long, with a 19-foot-deep yard in the rear. Two pilot houses will provide access to the roof decks.
1326 North 6th Street is sited a block and a half north of Girard Avenue, where the route 15 trolley runs east-west along the avenue. Although Ludlow itself is a rather low-key residential neighborhood, it is situated within proximity of several popular destinations. 1326 North 6th Street is located relatively close to Northern Liberties (a 10-minute walk to the southeast). Temple University (a 15-minute walk to the northwest), Fishtown (a 15-minute walk to the east), Center City (a 22-minute walk to the south to the Vine Street Expressway), and the Delaware River waterfront (a 25-minute walk to the southeast).
We look forward to an eventual start of construction. If construction starts in the near future, the building may potentially be completed by the end of next year.