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Point Breeze Church to be Converted into 45 Apartments

We’ve seen way too many churches around Philadelphia get demolished or left to sit and rot. These buildings are typically difficult to convert into apartments, especially when they have been neglected and maintenance has been deferred for decades. However, there have been more than a handful of success stories where churches have been converted into Read more about Point Breeze Church to be Converted into 45 Apartments[…]

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30-Unit Building Coming to 3rd and Christian in Queen Village

The vacant lot on the southwest corner of 3rd and Christian St. has been begging for development for years. Back in 2018, developers were pursuing a 40-unit plan for the property, which was strongly opposed by neighbors. Then, in 2019, we told you that the owners of the property were pursuing a variance for a Read more about 30-Unit Building Coming to 3rd and Christian in Queen Village[…]

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New Plans Call for 223 Units + Retail in South Philly at Hoa Binh Plaza Site

Over the last couple of years, plans for the Hoa Binh Plaza supermarket site at 16th and Washington in South Philly have been evolving. The site is made up of 2 light industrial (I-2) zoned parcels totaling 73,307 square feet. A large parking lot currently fronts Washington Avenue and a 35,657 square foot low-rise building Read more about New Plans Call for 223 Units + Retail in South Philly at Hoa Binh Plaza Site[…]

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855 Units + Retail Planned in South Philly on the Delaware River

1401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. is the eastern section of the huge vacant lot along the Delaware River just north of Walmart and Home Depot in South Philly. This lot is where the Foxwoods Casino was once planned. The casino obviously never happened and the east side of the Foxwoods site ended up trading hands Read more about 855 Units + Retail Planned in South Philly on the Delaware River[…]

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157-Unit Development Finally Moving Forward in the Italian Market?

It’s now been more than a 5 year journey towards development for the 32,179 square foot CMX-3 zoned parcel on the southeast corner of 9th St. and Washington Ave. in the Italian Market. Back in 2015, a 5-story, 70-unit plan with ground floor retail was proposed for the property. Of course, nearby neighbors voiced their Read more about 157-Unit Development Finally Moving Forward in the Italian Market?[…]

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375 Units + Commercial Planned for Washington Avenue in South Philly

About two months ago, we told you about the newest plan for the infamous parcel on the northeast corner of Broad and Washington. Bart Blatstein, the current owner of the property, revealed a plan to build a 15-story building with 1,111 residential units, 65,662 square feet of retail space, and 417 parking spaces on the Read more about 375 Units + Commercial Planned for Washington Avenue in South Philly[…]

Rendering of 1001 S. Broad St.

New Plans for Broad and Washington Entail 1,111 Units + Retail

It looks like a new chapter is being written about the infamous blighted parcel on the northeast corner of Broad St. and Washington Ave. From rumors involving Will Smith to Cirque du Soleil and piazzas in the sky, this lot has a long recent history of vacancy, temporary uses and project proposals. Bart Blatstein, the Read more about New Plans for Broad and Washington Entail 1,111 Units + Retail[…]

701-S-Broad Philadelphia

50 Units + Fresh Food Market Planned for South Broad St.

If you’ve been near Broad and Bainbridge Streets in South Philadelphia within the last two years or so, you have likely noticed the colorful low-rise building. The former fast food building has occupied the 8,970 square foot CMX-3 parcel for much longer than 2 years, but the building was not as eye catching in years Read more about 50 Units + Fresh Food Market Planned for South Broad St.[…]