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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

What’s all of that construction work at Dickinson Square Park?

You might have noticed a large section of the sidewalk and street on the corner of 4th and Tasker streets under construction. You can thank the Water Department. (Update: Maybe the time of this post was too negative at first. You “should” thank the department.)

The department has been planning “green infrastructure improvements and installing storm water management measures” for this stretch of street for some time, according to a letter sent to nearby neighbors dated Dec. 24, 2013. There’s only one problem, according to a post on the Friends of Dickinson Square Park Facebook page, the letter was received last week.

4th and Tasker Street (Photo: James Jennings)

4th and Tasker Street (Photo: James Jennings)

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Pennsport 

Bok and Vare schools listed as having ‘pending’ sales

The official school district website that was set up to unload several shuttered buildings lists Bok High School and Vare Elementary as having “pending” sales.

We don’t know yet what the proposals entail, and it turns out that the designation may not be entirely accurate.

Bok High. Pic by Bradley Maule via Hidden City

Bok High. Pic by Bradley Maule via Hidden City

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Sources tell us that, in the case of Bok, at least, the school district received several offers after it hosted open houses for developers in May. Bok and its 338,000 square feet, at 9th and Mifflin, were listed for $1.7 million, and Vare’s parkside 54,000 square feet was listed for $2.5 million.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Pennsport :  Point Breeze :  Queen Village 

New construction roundup: Queen Village, Pennsport & Washington Ave.

Demo notice at 18th and Washington, image from Naked Philly

Demo notice at 18th and Washington, image from Naked Philly

  • An apartment project proposed three years ago may be getting underway at 18th and Washington now that a demolition notice has appeared on the building, reports Naked Philly. The 2011 proposal by the Carosella Brothers of C&R Building Supply, surely outdated by now, called for 15 apartments, ground-floor commercial and basement parking accessed by a far lift.
  • Construction on the 75-home development on a vacant Columbus Boulevard lot bordered by Catharine Street and the I-95 Washington Avenue off-ramp has begun, says Plan Philly. Earth movers were spotted leveling the ground to create a terraced base for the project above the flood plain.
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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Nanobrewery & restaurant proposed for former warehouse at Moyamensing and Moore

A nanobrewery has been proposed for the former eModa warehouse on Moyamensing Avenue near Moore Street, more than a year after we first heard rumors that it would be coming to this space.

Pic via Curbed

Pic via Curbed

Fliers were distributed to the near neighbors alerting them to the building owner’s request to consolidate 13 lots into one for the purpose of a “nano-brewery, distribution of malt or brewed beverages, sit-down restaurant, and retail sales of food, beverages and groceries,” reports Curbed Philly.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Plans for former Sacred Heart school’s reuse to be presented next week

The Pennsport Civic Association will hear a presentation on Tuesday about the future of the former Sacred Heart School at 1329 E. Moyamensing Ave. (at Reed Street across from The Industry).

sacred heart

As we reported back in March 2013, the Christopher Columbus Charter School purchased the building with plans to add to the K-8 school. That charter operator now has locations at 13th and Wharton (grades K-5), right across from the to-be-rehabbed Columbus Square Park, and another near 9th and Christian (grades 6-8). 

The school, which says on its website has more than 700 students enrolled, paid $2.8 million for the property.

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