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Scratch that: ZBA overrode civic, approved rest of Latona Court

Ealier this week we predicted that a dirt lot would remain for some time next to those sparkling homes at 12th and Latona.

Well, so, maybe, uh … we were wrong.

Imagine one gigantic house there, or six merely large homes with parking for 12 cars

Not a dirt lot for long, after all

Despite the opposition of the zoning committee of the Passyunk Square Civic Association, the Zoning Board of Adjustment went ahead an approved the second half of Latona Court last week. Thanks to a faithful reader for tipping us off (you can too, at punk@passyunkpost.com).

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Hmm, a bit of funny business as 2nd half of Latona Court hits a snag

The gorgeous, imposing Latona Court development has been under construction for nearly a year, with the six homes in Phase 2 being completed now.

Six more homes going up at 12th and Latona

Six more homes going up at 12th and Latona

But expect that a dirt lot will remain on the north side of those homes atĀ 1204-10 South 12th Street, for at least a little while. The proposal for the remaining six homes was voted down last month by the Passyunk Square Civic’s zoning committee, 4-1. Several members of the committee told us that neighbors thought developerĀ Gagan Lakhmna pulled a “bait and switch.”

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