Developer Max Glass was well-received last week when he went before the East Passyunk Crossing Civic association’s zoning committee to show off his plans for converting the King of Jeans building into 12 apartments.
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EPX’s David Goldfarb said the meeting “was very positive and noncontentious. Renderings looked great.” We got our hands on them and we agree, though this is preliminary and it could change.
“Although we continue to express concern about the density that this many units brings to the Avenue,” he said, “the uniqueness of the building’s dimensions (four buildings put together, a partial fourth floor, its large size, etc.) and that the new zoning code allows for eight units by right, as well as the project’s merits, lead us to find that this is an appropriate project for the neighborhood that meets the criteria for a zoning variance.”
Then there’s the issue of the sign. Lovers of camp can rejoice: “We will, of course, work with [Glass] to find a proper place for that iconic sign,” Goldfrab said. “We’re open to suggestions.”
So, where should the sign go? how about over that crumbling SEPTA substation next door? Any thoughts about the rendering?
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