Real-estate agent Paul Chin went before the Passyunk Square Civic Association’s zoning committee this week to pitch his idea to open a coffee shop and bakery at 1149 S. 12th St.
The shop would be mostly grab-and-go with limited seating inside, about eight to 12 seats, said Tina Geary of the zoning committee. Baking would be done on-site and coffee will be come from Green Street Roaster at 19th and Alter streets. Proposed hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Added bonus: Chin said he’d “have one of his employees walk a 1 block radius daily to sweep up any trash on the streets,” Geary said.
A three-story apartment building has been proposed for 1235-37 Federal St., currently the site of a Jehovah’s Witness hall.
Both of these buildings would come down
The plan was presented earlier this month to the Passyunk Square Civic Association zoning committee meeting, where neighbors heard that the developer would add a third floor to the existing two-story properties. Ten apartments (nine two-bedrooms and a one-bedroom unit) were proposed for the structure.