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Armory’s replacement now includes commercial space; developer to present tomorrow

UPDATE: Demolition has begun on the old Armory, with heavy machinery taking down the rear of the building before the facade, for now. Plan Philly reports that the debris is being trucked out the back via Juniper Street, and that the demo effort will take until November to finish.


 

The developer behind the 50-unit apartment building proposed to replace the old Broad Street Armory – which should be coming down any day now – will go back before the South Broad Street Neighbors Association tomorrow night for a formal presentation.

This rendering is now a bit out of date

This rendering is now a bit out of date

The first meeting in February was an informational “prerefusal” presentation in which developer Michael Carosella and architect Vincent Mancini of Landmark Architects sought feedback from neighbors. The duo has since revised their plan to include a commercial space on the first floor, which several attendees indicated they wanted.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Broad Street Armory to be demolished as early as this week

The long history of the Broad Street Armory at 1221 S. Broad St has nearly come to an end.

Because of another partial roof collapse, the building has been deemed unsafe and will be demolished as early as this week, according to an email from the attorney for the developer, Michael Carosella, owner of C&R Building Supply on Washington Avenue.

Pic from Hidden City

Pic from Hidden City

Though the latest roof collapse may have sped up the timeline, the building was going to be torn down anyway to make way for a new building with 50 apartments, designed by  Landmark Achitectural Design. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Broad Street Armory not long for this world

The architect for the proposed development at the old Broad Street Armory told a neighbors meeting Tuesday night that the developer plans to tear down the crumbling building and rebuild a modern structure with about 50 apartments and a surface parking lot.

This building will replace the Armory at 1221 S. Broad St.

Vince Mancini of Landmark Achitectural Design told us yesterday that the building was in such terrible shape that salvaging it wasn’t feasible.  ”We really struggled with that decision,” Mancini said. “We have a design with the armory included but it’s in very sad shape.” The developer is Michael Carosella, owner of C&R Building Supply on Washington Avenue.

The plans include 5o apartments in a new, modern building that would rise six floors to 79 feet. The lot behind the 80,000 square foot, L-shaped building would include space for 53 parking spots in a landscaped lot that will be accessed through the current curb cut on Broad Street. That’s where the arched garage is now.

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