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GoFundMe created to raise money for zoning appeal of development planned for former Triangle Park space

The triangle-shaped plot of land at 6th, Passyunk and Christian has been a much-debated property in Bella Vista. It was once home to a gas station, but once that ceased to exist, the lot sat vacant for years. Triangle Park, a community green space, was created on the property, but in 2013 was shut down by the lot’s ownerStuart Schlaffman.

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More current plans for this location included a mixed-use development with five stories, a ground floor restaurant space and 12 apartments. That original plan was denied by the ZBA, but the developers are making an attempt to move forward with amended plans to that project. Friends of Triangle Park are now working to appeal a zoning permit to block this development from moving forward and potentially make this property a green space again.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Zoning board denies proposal for mixed-use development at 6th and Christian

New plans were presented in November for a mixed-use development for the former Triangle Park property at the intersection of 6th Street, East Passyunk Avenue and Christian Street. The first versions of the plans included five-stories with 12 apartments.

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Old renderings of the proposed structure, prior to being scaled back to four-stories.

The developers, Dan Rosin and Rafi Licht, have since changed the plans to better suit the community with four-stories and nine apartments. When the Zoning Board of Adjustment voted on the project on Wednesday, they rejected this current proposal.

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