Spotted in Queen Village: Home Planned for Long Vacant Lot on Front Street

A zoning application seeks to add a home near Front and Christian Street. It would have two roof decks and parking.

838 South Front Street | Google Street View

838 South Front Street | Google Street View

The zoning committee of the Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA) will hear a request to turn a long vacant (and often overgrown) lot near Front and Christian Street into a new home with multiple roof decks and off street parking.

According to city records, the plan is to build a single-family home on the lot at 838 South Front Street, which sits on the corner of Beck Street. If everything works out, the home would have two roof decks accessed from the fourth floor and also one open air parking space.

The lot has been vacant for as long as we can remember, and Google Street View’s time machine shows it’s been in its current state since at least 2007. It looks to be the last vacant lot on Front Street between Society Hill and (deep into) Pennsport.

The committee will meet on Tuesday, February 16 to here the plans.

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