Over the years a small building at 4610 Cedar Ave. in West Philly has housed an eclectic mix of tenants, including a video rental store, a cheesesteak restaurant, and a dollar store. But come next year, the space will be home to a three-story, mixed-use building that will include six residential units and a commercial space on the ground floor. Architect Raymond F. Rola shared renderings of the development with Curbed Philly and tells us that the project should be completed in late spring 2016.
The property is owned by Bay Lay Song Family Trust, which owns Vietnam Cafe and Fu Wah Market across the street. That's led some to think that the retail space may become a food market. Although an appeal was filed earlier this year on the ground that the developers did not consider the impact of the property in regards to air, light, and use impairment, the decision was held in early September and by the looks of it construction has continued. According to public records, the demo phase was completed in July.
Others details of the property are for the most part murky, but the renderings reveal that the residential units will feature balconies overlooking Cedar and Baltimore avenues. It also looks like the small park next to the property will remain intact.
· Possible wrinkle in development at 4610 Cedar Ave. [UC Review]
· Demolition to begin soon at Baltimore and Cedar [West Philly Local]