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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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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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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 tall LED billboard that would be placed on the roof, in replacement of the outdated and just-too-short to be seen from I-95 structure currently on top of the warehouse.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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SoPhilly Spotlight: Pennsport ‘goldmine’ edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a two bedroom, two bathroom home with 890 sq. ft. of space. In addition to a nicely-renovated house at 414 Moore St., the purchase price includes the 19 ft. lot next door.

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The home and large backyard, in combination with rising home costs in Pennsport, creates what the listing agent is calling a “goldmine to build your family legacy on.”

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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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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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