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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 tall LED billboard that would be placed on the roof, in replacement of the outdated and just-too-short to be seen from I-95 structure currently on top of the warehouse.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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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate 

Former West Passyunk Avenue Goodwill to become a laundromat

A Goodwill store closed at 22nd and West Passyunk Avenue years ago.

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Google streetview image of the location.

After sitting vacant for some time now, the store’s former location is finally becoming something new. Permits pulled for the location show that a larger laundromat will be coming to that spot.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Community meeting next week to discuss proposed mixed-use development for Pennsport Freda Meats site

Next week a big development project will be presented at a Pennsport Civic Association meeting.

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A proposal for a mixed-use project with townhouses, apartments and retail for the Freda Meats site at 1334 Front St. will be shown to the community.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Lidl grocery store could be coming to Blatstein’s waterfront development

A German grocery store chain is looking to bring its stores to the Philadelphia-area, maybe even to Bart Blatstein’s planned waterfront development.

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The discount grocery chain Lidl is in the process of acquiring locations throughout Philadelphia. While not confirmed, Lidl is being marketed as a potential tenant for Blatstein’s planned mixed-use project at 1401-99 Columbus Blvd.

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