A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction has still not started at a multi-family building planned at 408-10 North Front Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Permits for the site list 1833 Realty LLC as the owner.
The planned development, alternately known as 408 North Front Street, is something of a dark horse. In February 2017, a permit was issued for the construction of an attached structure with eight residential units, four interior parking spaces, an elevator, and a roof deck. The permit status is currently listed as “completed.”
In May 2019, another permit was issued for a five-story multi-family structure, also with five units, a roof deck, and an unspecified number of parking spaces. Molotok LLC was specified as the contractor. At the moment, the permit status is listed as “expired.”
The latest permit, issued in December of last year, is extremely sparse on details, describing only an “attached structure with two access structures” and specifying KCA Design Associates, LLC as the contractor. The permit status is listed as “issued.”
In the meantime, a Loopnet listing, created in July 2019 and last modified in January 2020, displays a rendering for a five-story, contemporary structure with an array of loggias set between two angled, projecting sections. Although the scale of the design matches the description in the older permits, the associated imagery is possibly only speculative, as the listing describes a “shovel-ready lot” rather than a specific proposal, although the details of buildable opportunities for the site are consistent with the permit filings.