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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Waterfront AAA project appears to be moving forward despite legal troubles

We’ve been following the developments of a potential waterfront AAA location at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd. since we first heard about the plans in February 2014.

Here's a look at the AAA plan. (via PlanPhilly)

A look at the plans for the AAA from olds renderings of the project.

The plans for the auto repair shop had reached a standstill once the Zoning Board of Adjustment denied appeals for the reinstatement of permits on the location. Despite the long process of legal battles and conflict with a local civic association, it appears that construction is now beginning on the location.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Appeal for waterfront AAA in Pennsport denied, what now?

Apparently, the Zoning Board of Adjustment doesn’t like the idea of a waterfront AAA auto service/retail center at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd., either.

Here's a look at the AAA plan. (via PlanPhilly)

Here’s a look at the AAA plan. (via PlanPhilly)

PlanPhilly reports that AAA’s appeal to have their permits reinstated, after L+I revoked them back in March, was recently denied by the ZBA. The future of the vacant lot just south of the former Foxwoods Casino site is surrounded in uncertainty.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Pump the brakes: L&I to revoke permits for waterfront auto repair shop?

The Department of Licenses and Inspections has issued a notice of intent to revoke permits from 1601 S. Columbus Boulevard – the site of the proposed AAA Mid-Atlantic Auto Repair facility that caused a stir when it was given the go-ahead in January.

Orange Sticker Alert from November

Orange sticker alert from November

The letter, dated Feb. 28 (more on this in a bit), explains that L&I intends to revoke the zoning and use registration permit due to a failure to submit a “Plan of Development” to the City Planning Commission, which was required when the original application for this permit was submitted in June.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Waterfront auto repair is all the rage – and civic associations ain’t happy

The proposed construction of a new AAA Auto Repair Center on the east side of Columbus Boulevard at Tasker Street is at the center of a procedural controversy between L&I, the Central Delaware Advocacy Group (CDAG) and the Pennsport Civic Association.

Columbus Blvd at Tasker Street back in November (image: James Jennings)

Columbus Blvd at Tasker Street back in November. The proposal is for the site of the “Available” building, which is no more

The site was recently home to a former construction company and sits at the entrance of the future Tasker Street Connector, an access “bridge” between the neighborhood and the Delaware River Trail. Both CDAG and Pennsport Civic have issues with the use, location and procedures taken to obtain the proper permits for construction.

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