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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Dog runs in the works under I-95 in Pennsport, here’s a look at renderings

Is Pennsport going to the dogs? Last week we told you about the proceedings at a Dickinson Square West Civic Association meeting regarding the creation of a dog run for Dickinson Square.

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That meeting highlighted some of the negativity surrounding a dog run for the park, but it was also made clear that many residents, even those opposed to that specific location, want to see this happen somewhere in the neighborhood. Another separate group of residents is now working on plans for a dog run, this one located under I-95.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Urban Jungle to open second shop on Water Street in Pennsport

It’s official: Urban Jungle is expanding to Pennsport.

Owner Curt Alexander presented his plans for a second garden shop in front of the Pennsport Civic Association last night.

“Our shop on Passyunk Avenue is bursting at the seams,” Alexander said as he explained the plans to revamp the space at 1721-25 S. Water Street near Target. Retail will only be a portion at the new operations as Alexander mentioned he wanted to focus on the landscape displays and even create a space to host various events such as wedding receptions.

Urban Jungle will revamp the former F & J Scrap (Photo: James Jennings)

Urban Jungle will revamp the former F & J Scrap (Photo: James Jennings)

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Engine 46 firehouse may be spared; developer wanted an empty lot

City Councilman Mark Squilla, who was finally able to arrange a meeting with the owner of the Engine 46 firehouse at Reed and Water streets, says the developer is now open to keeping the historic firehouse.

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The Inky’s Inga Saffron reports that Bruce Schanzer of Cedar Realty Trust met yesterday with Squilla and James E. Moylan, president of the Pennsport Civic Association. Schanzer said he’d spare the firehouse from demolition, which has been threatened as imminent since March, if he can find a tenant for the space, which last housed the Engine 46 steakhouse in 2006.

Even though this is great news, the story managed to be infuriating anyway.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Some hope emerges for Engine 46 firehouse in Pennsport

The endangered Engine 46 firehouse at Reed and Water streets in Pennsport will be spared the wrecking ball – at least for now.

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The Daily News reported this weekend that the building’s owner, Cedar-Riverview LP, which also owns the rest of the Riverview complex, has agreed to postpone any action on the demolition until after the company has met with neighbors, Councilman Mark Squilla and Pennsport Civic Association president James Moylan.

According to the paper:

“Are we going to change their plans? I don’t know,” Squilla said. “But at least we can get a dialogue going.”

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Engine 46 to be demolished “on or after July 30″

A notice of demolition was posted on the old Engine 46 firehouse saying that it would be torn down on or after July 30, reports Pennsporter.

Pic from Pennsporter

Pic from Pennsporter

The historic – but not designated “historic” – building at Reed and Water streets has been under fire since the beginning of the year. One permit filed was in January “for the partial demolition of an existing building” and another in February that said “demolition of existing building as part of secondary building.”

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

What’s that demolition permit on old firehouse at Water and Reed?

Demolition permits have been filed for the building at 1401 S. Water St., the old firehouse that until 2006 was the Engine 46 steakhouse.

Would be a shame to lose such a cool building. Pics from our friend Pennsporter

But it’s unclear what that means for the historic firehouse, built in 1895 and whose crenellated tower is visible from I-95. One permit filed in January  is “for the partial demolition of an existing building” and another filed last month says “demolition of existing building as part of secondary building.”

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