Thursday, August 27, 2015

Philly planners to weigh new hotel, MARKET EAST (Update)

Philadelphia City Planning Commission meets Feb. 17 to review a new hotel, two residential projects and zoning changes; and on Feb. 24 to review its new Market Street East plan

Philly planners to weigh new hotel, MARKET EAST (Update)

0 comments

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission meets next Tues. Feb. 17, 1 pm, 1616 Arch St.

Planners will review, among other things:
- Proposed hotel at 1222 Locust St. by Lincoln on Locust LP
- Redevelopment around Philadelphia Housing Authority's Mantua Hall, 35th and Wallace
- 50 new rowhomes at Lawrence Court
- New zoning guidance for satellite TV dishes
- Rezoning, parking, other changes in North and West Philadelphia neighborhoods

 There'll be a separate meeting "to present preliminary findings of the Market Street East Strategic Plan" (which may end up accomodating a casino at the Gallery), on Tues. Feb. 24, 7 pm, in an auditorium at Thomas Jefferson University, 1001 Locust St.

UPDATE: Writes Deputy Executive Director Gary Jastrzab, "I want to clarify the purpose of the Market East Strategic Plan meeting scheduled for 2/24 at Thomas Jefferson University. This is a public meeting to present preliminary findings on the Market East planning initiative.

"It is not a formal public hearing before the City Planning Commission. It is a community meeting open to the public.

"In addition, development plans associated with the proposed Foxwoods Casino at the Gallery will NOT be presented. The presentation will cover a much broader range of findings about existing conditions and issues affecting the success of Market Street East as a district (transportation, retailing, property conditions, walkability, etc.), with an eye toward how the City and private-sector can coordinate action for improvements."
 

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

PhillyDeals posts drafts, transcripts and updates of Joseph N. DiStefano's columns and stories about Philly-area business, which he's been writing since 1989.

DiStefano studied economics, history and a little engineering at Penn and taught writing at St. Joseph's. He has written thousands of columns and articles for the Inquirer, Bloomberg and other media, wrote the book Comcasted, and raised six children with his wife, who is a saint.

Reach Joseph N. at JoeD@phillynews.com, distefano251@gmail.com, 215.854.5194 or 302.652.2004.

Reach Joseph N. at JoeD@phillynews.com or 215 854 5194.

Joseph N. DiStefano
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter