Sunday, October 4, 2015

600 new homes proposed for Philly waterfront

Columbus Blvd. projects on review Tuesday

600 new homes proposed for Philly waterfront

(Note correction on Point 2)

Philadelphia City Planning Commission will meet Tuesday June 12, 1 pm, upstairs at 1515 Arch St. Agenda here. Among the projects the planners will look at, three Delaware River waterfront housing proposals (apartments, most likely):

1) At 230-250 North Christopher Columubus Blvd.: a 180-unit residential development with ground-floor stores/restaurants. Builders' lawyer Carl Primavera will represent developer Louis Cicalese of Ensemble Real Estate.

2) At Pier 40 North, 933 N. Penn St.: a 200-unit residential development, to be presented on an "information only" (no vote) basis by architect Ian Cope of Cope & Linder. (An earlier version of the item wrongly said there'd also be "no questions" from the public, but Planning's Gary Jastrzab assures me questions will be entertained.)

3) At Piers 34-35 South, 735 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard: a 202-unit residential development, also presented by architect Ian Cope of Cope & Linder.

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