The 4100 block of Chestnut Street, in University City, is beginning to change. An old warehouse is being renovated into an Amazon warehouse and now an old car wash has been bought by developers to be replaced with a new apartment building. The new building will be at 4125 Chestnut Street and is designed by LABhaus architects. It will extend from Chestnut Street all the way to thin Ludlow Street.
4125 Chestnut Street is designed to be affordable apartments for students and workers looking for rental units that are more affordable than comparable Center City units. It will be six stories and will have 130 units, beginning on the second floor. The first floor will have a large commercial space, for either retail or office space, of more than 8,800 square feet. Each corner will have a small parklet plaza, with benches, green space, and pavers. The roof will have an accessible deck, a green roof, and a dog run. There will be an underground parking garage with 27 spaces and the building will have 60 bicycle parking spaces and outdoor bike racks. The parking garage will have electrical charging stations. The exterior will have bay windows at each corner, above each parklet, and composite shingles, masonry, and some metal panels.
University City has seen much new residential development in recent years. The mix of new housing ranges from upscale apartments to basic student housing. The new development is providing housing for students and workers. The blocks around 4125 Chestnut Street include new apartment buildings on the 4100 block of Chestnut, an apartment building around the corner on 41st Street north of Chestnut and another south of Chestnut, and a small apartment building on Ludlow Street. Also, two more apartments buildings and a condo building are being built on the 4200 block of Chestnut Street. This area of University City is becoming a more developed residential neighborhood.
By, Gabriel Gottlieb