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How is a fresh food market exception being used to build a mixed-use development at 601 Christian?

The one-time community space at  6th, Passyunk and Christian has been in flux since the park was closed in 2013. Earlier this year plans were first presented for a new mixed-use development for the lot, but residents and the ZBA resisted based on height restrictions and a failure to meet an open space requirement.

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Image from Atkin Olshin Schade, via PlanPhilly.

Plans recently reemerged, with the developers using a special exception with the addition of a fresh food market that would move the project forward through the zoning process and allow for even more height than originally planned. Some residents are clearly not pleased with this, as we reported when Friends of Triangle Park launched a GoFundMe to raise money to appeal the zoning permits granted to this development. So how exactly does this fresh food market exception work?

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Queen Village 

Spotted: Trump posters by street artist Hanksy at former Triangle Park

If you’re wandering around the former Triangle Park space at 601 Christian St., you might catch a glimpse of one of these Donald Trump posters, created by street artist Hanksy.

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(Photo: Albert Stumm)

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Republican presidential candidate made some pretty ignorant statements about Mexican immigrants, so seeing Trump illustrated with a “Viva Mexico” sombrero is pretty fun.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Queen Village 

Unauthorized excavation occurred this week at Triangle Park

On Monday and Tuesday this week, some excavation began on Triangle Park, the plot of land at 601 Christian St. While it seemed as though there could be some hope for the future of this property, apparently that excavation was a complete accident from a contractor who began digging up the wrong property.

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Photo of the excavation by Martha Rich

Triangle Park has been in flux for a while now. The park was closed down in 2013, despite efforts from the neighborhood to keep this as a permanent green space.

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