Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit apartment building at 2326 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East. The development will rise from a vacant lot situated on the west side of the block between Germantown Avenue and West York Street. The structure will span 3,953 square feet and will feature a basement and two roof decks. Permits list JT Ran Expediting as the party behind the zoning submission and JPL Construction as the contractor. The construction cost is specified at $300,000.
The proposed structure will measure 16 feet wide and 74 feet long, leaving space for a nine-foot-wide yard along Emerald Street, with a 23-foot-long rear yard. The structure will rise 35 feet to the top of the main roof, around 38 feet to the top of the parapet, and around 44 feet to the top of the pilot house, which will likely make it as tall or slightly taller than adjacent three-story prewar rowhouses. The building’s brick facade will apparently be entirely unadorned, so we hope that the builders opt for high quality brick that would match the adjacent rowhouse ensemble.
2326 North 7th Street will be the latest addition to the long-neglected yet now rapidly developing part of North Philadelphia, which we covered in a dedicated feature last year. The property sits within a ten-minute walk to the Temple University campus to the southwest, 15-minute walk to both the Susquehanna-Dauphin Station on the Broad Street SEPTA Line to the west and the Temple University regional rail station to the southwest.