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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Reed Estates passes through Civic Design Review despite split opinions on project’s density

We recently shared with you plans for Reed Estates, a development that would bring 26 single-family homes to Pennsport.

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The project for 116 Reed St. was reviewed by the Civic Design Review this week. Two board members expressed split opinions on whether the density and lack of greenery is a “missed opportunity.”

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Take a look at new renderings for Broad and Washington Lincoln Square development

From the start, the Lincoln Square development proposed for the north-west-side of Broad and Washington has received much more positive feedback than Bart Blatstein’s massive development across the street. Residents attending community meetings for the project have gone as far as saying that this is a “transformative and beneficial” change for this location.

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The Alterra Group plans to bring a mix of residential and retail space with a nine-story development including 322 apartments, 455 parking spots in the garage, a grocery store tenant for the historic train shed, along with other retail shops along the street-level. The Civic Design Review will soon be weighing in on the project, so we have some new renderings to share.

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What's Happening in:  Hawthorne 

Updated Broad and Washington plans disappoint Civic Design Review

The latest version of Bart Blatstein’s plans for Broad and Washington made a few small, but relatively important changes. This updated plan unveiled two weeks ago included the addition of a prominent stairway for rooftop village access and the placement of the 32-story tower has been shifted 60 feet west along Carpenter and 60 feet south along Broad.

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But those changes were not enough to impress the Civic Design Review. The plans for this massive development were called “perfunctory,” with “profound” problems.

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What's Happening in:  Hawthorne 

Blatstein adds new stairway to rooftop village in updated Broad and Washington plans

Bart Blatstein presented new plans for his massive Broad and Washington project to the Civic Design Review earlier this month. After seeing the plans once, they decided that Blaststein should bring amended plans for the development back soon after.

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As a refresher, Blastein’s plans for this corner property include 1,000 residential units, 143,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, 625 above-ground parking spaces, and 25,000 sq. ft. for a multi-tenant offices space. While there is ground-floor commercial space, one of this elements of this project that has been highlighted is the fourth-floor rooftop village that is proposed to include more upscale retail and restaurant options.

Updates have been made to these plans in advance of the Civic Design Review’s upcoming meeting. This development now includes a more prominent stairway for access to this rooftop village at the corner of 13th and Washington.

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