Woods Square Proposed For Frankford & Lehigh Avenues

 

178 apartments have been proposed for a 87,000-square-foot industrially zoned parcel at 2621 Frankford Avenue. | Rendering: Robert Anthony Peralta Architect

178 apartments have been proposed for a 87,000-square-foot industrially zoned parcel at 2621 Frankford Avenue. | Rendering: Robert Anthony Peralta Architect

  • Bart Blatstein’s Tower Investments would be wise to pay close attention to the mostly positive feedback being given to MIS Capital L.L.C. and Alterra Property Group’s Lincoln Square, the 9-story, 356-unit mixed-use project proposed for the opposite side of his sought behemoth of a development on the northeast corner of South Broad Street & Washington Avenue. At last night’s South of South Neighborhood Association community meeting, residents clearly appreciated Lincoln Square’s developers’ concern for scale and walkability, says the Passyunk Post. A “Lincoln Walk” will cut through this other superblock, creating opportunities for pedestrians to “sit and enjoy food from the grocery store or potential restaurants, or simply to carry your groceries from the store to the parking garage.”
  • Philadelphia magazine’s Sandy Smith puts a rumor to rest that Keystone Property Group was seeking to have the protected status of “Dream Garden,” the Lewis Comfort Tiffany mural in the lobby of The Curtis building, lifted in order for a restaurant and bar to expand into that building’s lobby.
  • Councilman Mark Squilla will introduce a significantly more agreeable version of his controversial bill meant, he says, to ensure that nightclubs that play recorded music secure a license in much the same way that live music venues do. He tells NewsWorks that “nothing that was controversial last time [the collection of all performers’ contact information] was put back into the bill.”
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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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  1. I like Woods Square as we need to bring life to the neighborhood plus take advantage of its short walkability to Huntingdon Station EL. This will help people commute to jobs in center city.

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