Initial Concepts For A Revamped Headhouse Square Revealed

 

Conceptual design of the new-look Headhouse Square | Renderings via Ambit Architecture and South Street Headhouse District

Headhouse Square’s southern end gets an upgrade in with this conceptual design | Rendering: Ambit Architecture, via Property

  • Trying to flip the last property that he owns outright, controversial Point Breeze developer and would-be Councilman Ori Feibush has amended plans for a failed proposal from last year for 22 single-family homes at 20th and Wharton Streets, reports PlanPhilly. Although now promising a balanced parking ratio, Feibush was nevertheless met with impassioned opposition at yesterday’s Zoning Board meeting. Less density, more affordable, and better designed was the general consensus. Kenyatta Johnson, who successfully fended off Feibush in the May Democratic primary, opposes the project for its lack of compromise with the community. His aide even implied that the developer had bribed those in attendance supportive of the project. No final decision was made in regards to granting leeway for this vacant, nominally industrial parcel.
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