A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction has still not started at the site of a single-family dwelling proposed at 612 McKean Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia. The structure is set to rise three stories tall and feature a cellar and a roof deck. Permits list Hussein A. Kazan P.E. as the engineer.
The proposed structure will rise from an 882-square-foot lot and will measure 14 feet wide and 47 feet long, leaving space for a 16-foot-deep rear yard. The structure will rise 35 feet to the main roof, 38-and-a-half feet to the parapet, and 44 feet to the top of the bulkhead. The building elevation shows a fairly conventional exterior clad in brick with paneling on the second- and third-story cantilever. The raised ground level and a stone lintel above the window will add a pleasant contextual touch.
The building is planned to rise on the south side of the block between South 6th and South 7th streets, where several similarly-sized new developments went up in recent years. the Snyder Station on the Broad Street Line is situated within a 15-minute walk to the west, as is the Passyunk Avenue retail corridor. The large retailers along the Delaware River may be reached via a a5-minute walk to the east.
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It’s hard to have much confidence in a homeowner/developer who disregards their legal (and moral) obligation to keep their property reasonably free of trash.
Also the lack of a tarp over the plywood which will lead to swelling, rot and mold really shows they care.
Was the old house next door blocking the start of construction?
Where are people going to PARK