Blumenfeld To Add To Abbotts Square

 

The mixed-use at 200-210 Lombard Street will receive $17 million in renovations and expansion. | Photo: Natalie Kostelni, for the Philadelphia Business Journal

The mixed-use at 200-210 Lombard Street will receive $17 million in renovations and expansion. | Photo: Natalie Kostelni, Philadelphia Business Journal

  • Having secured a nearly-$24 million loan, Eric Blumenfeld will redevelop and expand upon Abbotts Square at 2nd & Lombard, a mixed-use first developed by his father Jack Blumenfeld in the ‘80s. This was made possible when two tenants recently ended their leases and freed up over a quarter of the commercial component space, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni. An existing garage will be completely renovated, with its third floor converted into 47 apartments. The retail space will be backfilled with a gourmet grocery, an additional 2,500-square-feet for an extant Wawa location (including seating), and a co-working space.
  • Concordia Group has already begun construction on a half dozen homes (of an eventual 95) at the site of the former Mt. Sinai Hospital, reports Naked Philly, despite the fact that much of the blocks between 4th, 5th, Reed, & Dickinson Streets is still an active demolition site. (See Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler’s photo essay on the leveling of Mt. Sinai HERE)
  • Curbed Philly shares some maps prepared by Michigan-based blogger Mark Evans by which we can visualize, per 2013 census data, where 253,000 people would commute into Philly from each day and where 146,825 Philadelphians commute to each day.
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