Permits have been issued for the construction of a new multi-family structure at 7355 Dicks Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. The new building will rise three stories tall, with six residential units inside, all apartments. A roof deck will be located at the top of the structure, with a cellar situated underneath. In total, the building span 5,153 square feet.
Zoning diagrams show a simple facade, with brick rising the full height of the building. Units will have small balcony spaces that add more texture to the exterior while also providing residents with outdoor space. The structure will span across a pentagonal footprint, covering the near entirety of the property.
The structure will be replacing a vacant lot, one of very few in the surrounding area. The property does not stand out rom other vacant lots, consisting of overgrown shrubbery and some trees. The lot sits amidst blocks of rowhomes constructed around the same time period, meaning it will be one of the only new construction projects in a widespread area.
Despite its relatively small scale, this project will prove very influential and impactful, as it is one of the first projects to reach this area of the city. Given the area’s wealth of transit access and green space, it seems to be a prime location to attract more residential infill on unused or underused properties like being discussed here. It is possible that this project will simply be the first in a longer influx of similar new developments.
No completion date is known for the project at this time.