Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family building located at 5728 Thomas Avenue in Kingsessing, Southwest Philadelphia. Designed by 24 Seven Design, the new building will stand four stories tall, with six residential units. Three parking spaces will be included with the project, situated at the rear of the building. One of these spaces will be van accessible.
Unfortunately, there are no renderings or elevations available for the project, so its design remains unknown. Zoning diagrams, however, show a typical twin-sized footprint. A curb cut will be created at the sidewalk, as a driveway will lead to the rear of the future building, which is where the parking space will be located for building residents.
The new structure will act as the new twin for a still-standing lonely home. The building has fallen into some disrepair, but its attractive rick design still remains, as does its unique triangulated roofline. As with the other building in the surrounding area, the structure was once very attractive and ornate, though this particular home wears the test of time more so than others. The new building will likely not share these more intricate details, and will probably form a modern/old architectural contrast that has been seen in other places citywide.
Returning a building to this location is certainly an accomplishment, and that building having six residential units is an added bonus. The parking at this location seems largely unnecessary, but nevertheless having development move forward here is a major win.
No completion date is known for the project at this time.