PennDOT To Buy Out Property Owners To Widen I-95

 

Helen Aichroth | Photo: Sam Newhouse, for the Northeast Times

Helen Aichroth | Photo: Sam Newhouse, for the Northeast Times

  • At 43rd Street & Baltimore Avenue, U3 Ventures plans to build a mixed-use with 140 to 150 units and 10,000-square-feet of ground floor retail space, says The Daily Pennsylvanian. CEO Omar Blaik stresses the high degree of reliance on community input that was used to arrive at the current design for 4224 Baltimore, explaining that “the neighborhood wanted what we wanted, which was to build a much more intelligent building.” Barry Grossbach, chairman of the Spruce Hill Zoning Committee, agrees. “I think the process has been constructive, it’s been inclusive and it’s been public,” he says. “It’s fair to say that for the project to be successful, it has to have strong community support and the developers understand [that].”
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