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Civic Design Review votes in support of Lincoln Square

The mixed-use development from the Alterra Group being planned for Broad and Washington received support from the Civic Design Review earlier this week, but not without a few critiques.

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The Lincoln Square project is expected to include nine-stories and 322 apartments, with a mix of retail tenants on the ground floor, and even a grocery store being planned for the historic train shed.

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Royal Theater will no longer be developed by Carl Dranoff

It has been a long process for the Royal Theater on South Street. The property has been sitting vacant for years, with plans for redevelopment moving forward very slowly.

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Now developer Carl Dranoff has sold the property which he intended to develop into 50 luxury residential units and ground-floor retail at 1524 South St. Robert Roskamp, a developer with work in Florida and Chester County, will now be developing the Royal Theater with a similar vision to Dranoff.

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Take a look at new renderings for Broad and Washington Lincoln Square development

From the start, the Lincoln Square development proposed for the north-west-side of Broad and Washington has received much more positive feedback than Bart Blatstein’s massive development across the street. Residents attending community meetings for the project have gone as far as saying that this is a “transformative and beneficial” change for this location.

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The Alterra Group plans to bring a mix of residential and retail space with a nine-story development including 322 apartments, 455 parking spots in the garage, a grocery store tenant for the historic train shed, along with other retail shops along the street-level. The Civic Design Review will soon be weighing in on the project, so we have some new renderings to share.

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Little Spoon Cafe, Bing Bing Dim Sum honored in Community Design Collaborative Storefront Challenge

A South Street West cafe and an East Passyunk Avenue restaurant were among the winners in the Community Design Collaborative’s 2016 Storefront Challenge. The bi-yearly competition highlights how these more recent businesses are working to transform their spaces, creating curb appeal across the city.

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Two South Philly businesses came out as winners of this year’s awards. Little Spoon Cafe, located at 1500 South St., and Bing Bing Dim Sum at 1638 E. Passyunk Ave., were both honored.

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Demolition beginning on 16th and South church

In recent years, there have been a number of churches demolished around South Philly. At the same time, the African Baptist Church at 16th and Christian was saved from a similar fate, with the developer’s plans including the reuse of the historic church.

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Photo from Naked Philly.

Another Graduate Hospital church location is getting ready for development, but this 16th and South church will not be reused. The former Christian Faith Evangelistic Alliance church is now heading towards demolition to make way for five condos.

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SOSNA seeks feedback on 24th and Bainbridge pedestrian triangles

The most buzzed about pedestrian triangle in the area covered by the South of South Neighborhood Association tends to be the Grays Ferry Triangle at 23rd and South. While that may be the largest community gathering place, there are two more pedestrian triangles that SOSNA is seeking feedback on.

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These two Grays Ferry Avenue triangles, located at 24th and Bainbridge, could be seeing some improvements “with the goals of enhancing safety for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists and improving aesthetics.”

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