By: Jarek Cotto
If you live in Northern Liberties, chances are you have walked by that lumber yard on 3rd and Girard. J.T. Riley Lumber Co. has been on the market for a while, and it was finally snatched up by a developer. What is planned for the space now is a massive, mixed-use property. In the works are plans to construct fifty-three new apartments, and ground-floor retail. The project will commence once the destruction of the current property is complete. Once this massive area is rid of its old buildings, a five story building with twenty apartments and 3100 sqft of commercial space will take its place fronting Girard Avenue.
Right beside this building, four-story triplexes will be constructed on 3rd and Orianna. The architecture of these buildings will be different from the property fronting Girard Ave. A total of thirty-six parking spaces are included in the construction plans. The spaces will be covered by a second floor courtyard that is accessible to residents according to OCF Realty.
KJO Architecture are the ones that did the design work on this new project. They have their hands in a lot of projects going on in the city. They are currently working on a 5-unit townhouse at 924-28 New Market St. Also in the works by them is a multi-family condominium building at 2555 Carpenter St. We can’t wait to see how this new project will work out. It will certainly look better than that old lumber yard wasting space.