UPDATED: This post has been updated from an earlier version
Developer Max Glass, who planned 12 apartments and retail over four floors of the King Of Jeans building, will present an updated version of his plans tomorrow night at an EPX civic zoning meeting. He’s seeking support for an additional floor of commercial office space, either on the second or fifth floor, extending the height to the allowed maximum of 55 feet for the entire building and adding an elevator. The height is allowed “by right” in the zoning code.
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Also on the agenda for tomorrow night is a proposal to allow outside seating at Lucky 13. The meeting begins at 7pm at the EPX Center @ 1729 S 11th St. (Enter through gate on 11th St. just north of Neumann-Goretti H.S./Moore St. Office is in 2nd yellow-brick building on left.) Show up to show your support.
Glass said in an email that one reason he opted for adding the office space was because it would make adding the elevator economically feasible.
“The additional of commercial office made the addition of an elevator possible,” he said. “And this would significantly improve the quality of the apartment living. I chose to go this route so that these would be more accessible units with broader appeal and positioned to stand the test of time.”
The office space, about 3,000 square feet, will have an open floor plan and could be broken into smaller spaces. “Should be beautiful and have lovely skyline views from the top floor,” Glass said. He didn’t disclose pricing but said the space was already available for lease. Contact him at 484-410-1710 or firstname.lastname@example.org or his commercial leasing agent Jacob Cooper at 215-568-2600 or email@example.com.
Given the handful of professionals who have recently given up their Center City offices for South Philly space, the KOJ offices is incremental advance toward East Passyunk becoming a mini employment center. More on that tomorrow, actually.