The East Passyunk Crossing zoning committee is meeting next Wednesday night and front and center will be a presentation on the future of the King of Jeans building.
|Imagine balconies maybe instead of a huge, blue-jeaned ass|
A developer wants to convert the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors into 12 apartments with retail on the first floor. He’s asking for a variance because zoning only allows six apartments, so he’ll probably try to wow near neighbors into supporting him. The sale of the 10,000 square foot building, which was most recently listed for $819,900, hasn’t been finalized as far as we could tell, so neighborhood support will be crucial to moving this project forward.
Even without seeing the plans, we wish the developer good luck. That building is crying out for sprucing up.
Not sure if they’ll speak up about the brewing debate over what to do with the Duran Duran-style KOJ sign.
Sorry for the confusion folks. We’re still getting used to the idea of scheduling posts in advance, and this was supposed to go live next Wednesday. We’ll chalk it up to growing pains. Feel free to call us stupid in the comments as we rightfully hang our head in shame.