Large Lot Near Broad & Bainbridge To Be Mixed Use Residential-Retail

 

Site of proposed multi-family project | Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

The large parking lot used by the State Department of Public Welfare until last winter behind the Hess gas station at Broad and Bainbridge has been sold to the Center City firm Clarke Real Estate Development, according to public records. The firm paid more than $5 million for the lot.

Plans to be revealed before the Zoning Board of Adjustment this Wednesday, August 15, at 2PM are for 22 townhouses and six condominiums plus some retail space.

Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

About the author

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). He is senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. His essays and book reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal, Public Books, The Kenyon Review, The Millions, and Fanzine.



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