A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction work has not yet started at a pair of multi-family buildings located at 2427 and at 2429 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. Each building would span a 1,280-square-foot footprint and feature a roof deck. James A. Clancy is the listed designer and United Development LLC is the owner for both properties.
The buildings would replace a portion of a well-maintained grass lot with a low wooden fence along the sidewalk and dense vegetation in the rear. It appears that, at one point, the lot was occupied by prewar rowhouses similar to those that currently flank either side of it. The land has sat vacant for at least a decade, and possibly for a much longer period.
The pair will be located on the north side of the avenue, on a block situated between North 24th and North 25th Streets. The site sits in North Philadelphia West at the junction of several neighborhoods, situated at the western fringe of Cecil B. Moore with Sharswood to the southeast and Brewerytown to the southwest.
The surrounding area has seen virtually no new construction in recent years. However, the area holds enduring potential due to its relative proximity to Temple University one mile to the east, Fairmount park three-quarters of a mile to the west, and the commercial corridors at Girard and Fairmount avenues three-quarters of a mile and one mile to the south, respectively. Each of the destinations may be reached within a roughly 20-minute walk.