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New plan being proposed for vacant Italian Market lot at 9th and Washington

Developers are planning to present a new mixed-use development proposal for the large and long-vacant lot at 9th and Washington at a meeting next week.

The 9th Street side

The 9th Street side, with none of the paste-ups that usually grace this plywood wall

Details for the proposal are scarce, but the Passyunk Square Civic Association said on its website the development would be a mixed-use concept “including ground floor commercial, below grade parking, and residential.” That would be a big change from a previous plan that went nowhere.

Midwood Development had mocked up renderings of a one-story retail building with parking on the roof.

The old plan, no longer happening.

The old plan, no longer happening.

Zoning committee chair Jared Klein said he had no more information about the proposal, but he told us the developers will likely get into the nitty gritty at the information-only presentation.

PSCA’s zoning committee is scheduled to hear a presentation for the lot, between 9th and Darien streets next to Anastasi’s, on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Annunciation BVM Church Hall at 10th and Dickinson streets.

 

We’ll keep you posted.

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13 Responses to New plan being proposed for vacant Italian Market lot at 9th and Washington

  1. Ben August 5, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    You didn’t mention the date of the presentation…

    • Lewis August 5, 2015 at 9:27 am #

      7pm

    • Jared Klein August 5, 2015 at 9:28 am #

      Ben,

      The date of the presentation is August 11. 7:00 pm at Annunciation BVM – 1511 S. 10th St.

    • Albert Stumm August 5, 2015 at 10:55 am #

      Whoops! Aug. 11. I accidentally edited that out when I moved some things around. Thanks for keeping us on our toes.

  2. Lee August 5, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    http://www.passyunksquare.org/zoning/

  3. Michelle C. August 5, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    The old plan is straight out of some suburban strip mall. I hate to say it’s worse than a vacant lot, but it is, and I’m glad it didn’t happen.

  4. Parking Police August 5, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    But what about the parking?

    • CAR_steve August 5, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      NOT ENOUGH PARKING!!!

      • Nik August 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

        I demand parking for my parking spot!

  5. Lou_1000X August 5, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    I agree! There should be at least a 6 story parking garage above that retail space. Then everyone would be able to drive to the market.

  6. K August 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    If you want parking move to the burbs. This is a city. Parking sucks in every city.
    I really find it interesting that a blighted area is better than development. Granted, nothing should happen until their are occupants, but really. This blight is better than the crap shops already on that side of 9th.

  7. JimmyC August 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    I wonder when this committee was going to let the residents of the 1100 block of Darien st know that this whole project was about to commonsense? Do we not have a say in any of this?

  8. JimmyC August 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    I wonder when this committee was going to let the residents of the 1100 block of Darien st know that this whole project was about to commence? Do we not have a say in any of this? It’s like I just had a bomb dropped on me!!

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