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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

DIY Network pilot show featuring East Passyunk home

If you’re at home this Saturday night at 8pm, you might want to turn into the DIY Network to check out Philly Street Flippin’, a new house flipping show featuring Rachel Street and her company, Hestia Construction.

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What makes this even more relevant to Passyunk-area folks is that the show will feature a recently renovated East Passyunk home at 1042 Tasker St.
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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Proposed medical-marijuana dispensary coming to East Passyunk?

When Pennsylvania put the word out that licenses to grow, process, and distribute medical marijuana was being considered, hundreds of prospective entrepreneurs and  dedicated professionals responded. With only 12 grower licenses and 27 dispensary permits being issued state-wide, many would be denied. However, after passing a critical zoning hurdle on March 20th, Jesse Coscia was granted permission to proceed with a proposed dispensary at 1125 E. Passyunk Ave., just blocks from the Italian Market.

Proposed medical-marijuana dispensary coming to East Passyunk
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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee reviews updated Royal Theater plans

The development process for South Street’s Royal Theater has been moving forward slowly. The project was connected to developer Carl Dranoff until October, when he sold the property to Robert Roskamp, a developer with work in Florida and Chester County.

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Roskamp’s redevelopment vision includes the reuse of some of the historic theater’s structure, but with the addition of new construction to create a mix of apartments and townhouses. The project went before the Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee this week.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Reed Estates passes through Civic Design Review despite split opinions on project’s density

We recently shared with you plans for Reed Estates, a development that would bring 26 single-family homes to Pennsport.

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The project for 116 Reed St. was reviewed by the Civic Design Review this week. Two board members expressed split opinions on whether the density and lack of greenery is a “missed opportunity.”

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Reed Estates could bring 26 single-family homes to Pennsport

A the end of December a proposal for a mix of apartments, townhouses and retail, with the addition of one very tall billboard, was presented for the Freda Meats factory in Pennsport.

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A less controversial development is also being planned in the neighborhood at 116-30 Reed St., featuring 26 single-family homes.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Former Peirce School has been listed for sale

Three former South Philly educational facilities were part of a large sale of schools in 2014. Since then, Bok has been transformed into a multi-use facility and the other two schools are projects in the works by the Concordia group.

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To add to the list of shuttered schools being sold in South Philly, the former Peirce Elementary School at 2400 Christian St. has been listed for sale.
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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Proposed Freda Meat facility mixed-use project is all about the billboard

The long-standing Freda Meats factory on Front Street in Pennsport could become a a mixed-use project with 48 apartments, a ground-floor parking garage, 4 townhouses and 30,000 sq. ft of commercial space. While the concept of transforming this Pennsport block is huge in itself, the major part of the project is a 120 ft. tall LED billboard that would be placed on the roof, in replacement of the outdated and just-too-short to be seen from I-95 structure currently on top of the warehouse.

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At Tuesday night’s Pennsport Civic Association meeting, the room of 50 area residents expressed concerns mainly about the massive billboard that they believe would affect the neighborhood’s view, even more so than the existing Chickie’s and Pete’s billboard. Throughout the presentation it was emphasized by the development team that without this billboard, the project will not happen.

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