Reviving The Potential Of Broad & Washington

 

Currently home to 718 Motoring autoshop, 1111 South Broad will be replaced with a 5-story mixed use | Photo: Courtesy of Loopnet.com

Currently home to 718 Motoring autoshop, 1111 South Broad will be replaced with a 5-story mixed use | Photo: Courtesy of Loopnet.com

  • In another indication of Broad & Washington’s revitalization, developer Rory Scerri-Marion’s Ampere Capital Group will demolish a car mechanic shop at 1111 South Broad Street, not far from Bart Blatstein’s proposed “vertical Piazza,” and replace it with a 5-story mixed-use with 42 one and two bed apartment units, reports the Passyunk Post. The development can supposedly be built by-right, as it is already CMX-3.
  • On Monday Pearl Properties purchased the 1931 Art Deco building at 1618-22 Chestnut Street, a nationally historic structure and the home of the Art Institute of Philadelphia since 1982. Property reports that Pearl will move the Art Institute to another space within the building in order to lease out the ground floor’s 24,000-square-feet to Old Navy for a Center City flagship store.
  • Another Center City flagship is on its way, and quicker than first thought, say the Philadelphia Business Journal. Wawa’s 5,000-square-foot store with indoor seating will actually open its doors on September 18, just ahead of the deluge of international pilgrims to the World Meeting of Families. It will replace the former Robinson’s luggage store at Broad & Walnut Streets.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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