A sale is pending on an oddly shaped Passyunk Avenue parcel that’s a stone’s throw from cheesesteak central.
Listing agent Larry Levin of Coldwell Banker Preferred confirmed the pending sale on the 1300 block of East Passyunk but said he couldn’t disclose what the prospective owner plans until the ink dries on the deal.
The vacant lot, which is actually four bundled plots of land, comprises 1312-16 E. Passyunk Ave. and one adjacent sliver, 916 Wharton St., which pokes out on the other side of the nearby Passyunk Gardens. That’s the Rachael Ray-funded community garden at the corner with the pears mural (why pears? Alliteration maybe).
The package was up for $650,000, and the listing suggested that the new owner could build “3 homes or a multifamily complex with on-site parking.” An old proposal for the land planned to use the Wharton lot as a driveway, but there’s no curb cut there and we don’t see neighbors supporting a new one.
The lots are zoned RSA-5, meaning that only attached single-family are permitted by right. So, if they want to build apartments or raise the density, they’re going to have to fight for it (a variance, that is).