The last time we told you about the development of 1245 Point Breeze Ave., it was in regards to a food co-op that was proposed for the location. That idea was shot down by the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment, forcing Ori Feibush to rethink his plans for the location.
The new concept for the Point Breeze Avenue property includes four stories with twelve apartments that would each be roughly 500 sq. ft. According to Metro, despite these altered plans, residents attending last week’s South Philadelphia HOMES meeting in regards to the development were still not pleased.
Still, some residents weren’t happy that the project hasn’t’ been designed to accommodate families. One resident asked whether the project would create local construction jobs and not handled by an outside contractor.
Dr. Andre Ford, Vice President of the South Philadelphia HOMES RCO Zoning Committee, had to ask for quiet several times throughout the hour-long meeting.
In order to add the residential space, two additional floors would be added to the building while still preserving the character of the existing building, Toner said.