New residential building proposed for vacant lot near 44th and Walnut

June 21, 2018

It looks like the empty lot at 224 S. 44th Street sitting between two row homes just south of Walnut will not be empty much longer. A request has been submitted to the City’s Zoning Board of Adjustment by the owners to obtain a permit for construction of a four-unit residential building. The new building is being proposed as a semi-detached structure.

The plan for the building was presented to the Spruce Hill Community Association’s Zoning Board earlier this week, and will most likely be back before the SCHA Zoning Board at their next meeting in July, according to SCHA Zoning Chair Barry Grossbach. “We are at a preliminary stage on the 44th Street project,” he wrote in an e-mail.

We’ll keep you posted about the next meeting since community feedback is always welcome on new development projects in Spruce Hill.

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Martin Kelley Says:

    Wouldn’t that be above the buried Mill Creek? The urban myth is that the mid-block missing homes around there were caused by explosions when the foundation settled and snapped a gas line. Yes, let’s put people back there.

  2. James Says:

    Whoa, my apartment is that red building to the right. Not looking forward to all the construction equipment/noise. >_<

  3. contrarian cancerian Says:

    I hope Barry and the Spruce Hill Zoning Board only approves a structure that matches the aesthetics of the twin home it will buttress. None of this gray ugly post-modern design that has gone up throughout West Powelton.

  4. Anon Says:

    Zoning has nothing to do with aesthetic design

  5. contrarian cancerian Says:

    Anon. Although technically I’m sure you’re correct. The last zoning meeting I attended, plans were submitted in where the Spruce Hill Zoning Board criticized the aesthetics.

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