A former Peco substation that has languished for 15 years at 6th and Federal appears to finally be poised for development.
A zoning use change, which was originally approved in September 2012 and updated last week, says the building has been approved for an 11-family dwelling. A permit for interior demolition was granted nearly a year ago, and Naked Philly reported seeing some activity inside the building in October of last year.
An open window offered a sliver of a view of the inside.
There was a desk with what looked like an old computer, and big old windows. No construction permits have been granted yet, though, so this project could still be a few months from starting. A message left with builder Intek Construction wasn’t returned this week.
A special thanks goes out to the leaders of the Dickinson Square West Civic Association, several of whom pointed us in the right direction for this story. If you live within their boundaries – 4th to 6th, Washington to Mifflin – make sure to get involved. There is a general membership meeting Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Church, 410 Wharton Street.