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Developer Leo Addimando reportedly got mostly a positive response at the Passyunk Square Civic’s zoning committee meeting Tuesday night when he presented plans for the former Annunciation building at 12th and Wharton.
|The future Wharton Street Lofts|
“The question of the parking impact came up multiple times and the developer has plans for 37 spots as well as interior storage for 50 bicycles, exterior guest bicycle storage, and two proposed car share spots,” Cassie Knox, communications committee chair for PSCA, said in an email. “The building is also directly on bus route 23.”
They plan for 37 1-bedrooms averaging 750 square feet, nine 2-bedrooms about 1,040 square feet and two 1,750 square foot 3-bedrooms, plus about 3,300 square feet of “commercial/community” space along 12th, and a gym.
There were concerns, however, that the building contained too many units. “Both the community and committee feel it is too many units for the amount of provided parking spaces and that it will have a negative impact on the neighborhood,” Knox said. “[The] committee suggested they come up with some other plan/design with fewer units.”