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Edge lines being repainted on Washington Avenue

Plans for the restriping of Washington Avenue have been in the works since early 2014. While the full-on restriping isn’t being completed just yet, some small victories are being made in terms of visibility and safety on the road.

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Photo of Washington Avenue from PlanPhilly.

This week the Streets Department will be working to repaint the edge lines as a safety measure for Washington Avenue. According to the Bicycle Coalition, “The line will be at, or just under, five-feet between parked cars and the outside travel lane.”

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Meeting discussed Washington Avenue restriping, likely to be completed in summer of 2016

Last week a meeting was held to discuss the hot-topic issue of the restriping of Washington Avenue. While these plans have been in the works for some time now, a consensus has not been reached on the best design for the road.

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A look at the previous restriping plans.

The Streets Department, Planning Commission and Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities gathered on Thursday with about 200 community members to discuss the restriping, which could be completed in summer of 2016.

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What does the future hold for Washington Avenue?

Washington Avenue has been seeing a lot of changes in recent years. Whether you’re talking about the new mixed-use development proposed for 9th and Washington, the recently-opened Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the mixed-use development just approved for 24th and Washington, or the Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken location opening here, there’s just so much movement happening on this street.

With new developments and changes happening all over this well-known South Philly strip, what exactly does the future hold? We’ve told you before about the potential for a new beginning here, but now Philly Mag has also tackled the topic.

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Habitat for Humanity ReStore could be coming to Washington Ave.

A non-profit home improvement store from Habitat for Humanity could be coming to 2318 Washington Ave.

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Photo of the proposed location from Naked Philly

The proposed location, which is the location of the former EHC Foods Supermarket and Washington Substation, would be for a second-hand furniture, home goods and building supplies store.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

5-story mixed-use project proposed for 2401 Washington Ave.

We’ve mentioned before that Washington Ave. could be seeing a huge transformation in the future with Bart Blatstein’s development, the Frankford Chocolate Factory for sale, restriping plans and more.

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A look at the proposed building

Now there’s a new potential mixed-use development worth talking about. At last night’s South of South Neighborhood Association zoning meeting, the architecture firm Harman Deutsch presented plans for a 5-story mixed-use building that would encompass 113 residential units, in addition to commercial space on the first floor of the building, in the large vacant lot at 2401 Washington Ave.

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Restriping Washington Ave. expected to have “big impact” in 2015

Believe it or not, Washington Ave. has dominated the news this year.

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Whether it’s the new pier park at its connection to the Delaware River, multiple large projects planned up and down the corridor (including Broad and Washington) or even the Mummer’s changing their route, 2014 has been the year of Washington Ave.–and don’t expect that to change with the New Year.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze 

With multiple developments planned, is Washington Avenue being primed for a new beginning?

There’s a movement brimming that could see Washington Avenue transform from an industrial, tractor trailer-filled corridor to lively commercial strip lined with restaurants, green space and possibly a beer garden.

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The former Frankford Chocolate factory at 2101 Washington Ave.

With developer Bart Blatstein’s plans at Broad and Washington already in the fold, there are a few factors that could see Washington Avenue west of Broad Street take the next step.

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