We mentioned yesterday that Francisville is abuzz with new construction almost everywhere you turn. There were several other projects besides the one we reported on at 16th and Ogden streets in various stages nearby, including two attached townhomes next door on 16th, but Ridge Avenue has, for the most part, yet to hear the sound of hammers and saws.
There is, though, a three-story, two-unit dwelling at 1835 Ginnodo Street designed by Anthony Maso and being built by Michael Perelshteyn. The owner of the space, TBM Group LLC — whose contact lives in the neighborhood — purchased the lots at 1835-37 Ginnodo Street in July 2013 for $62,000, according to public record. Maso received a permit to build a four-story, two-unit dwelling on the combined lots that same month. A variance to allow the extra story had been granted the previous fall by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Apparently the owner and architect decided to rethink their plans, since the following month, a new permit was issued for a three-story, two-unit building on the site, which preserves the cornice line on the block.
Framing is complete, and plumbing permits have been issued for installation to support two bathrooms and a kitchen in each unit. The size of the building and the permit information suggest that the resulting units will have two bedrooms and two bathrooms each.