Annunciation building sold; developer presenting first proposal

The former Annunciation BVM school at 12th and Wharton was sold after only being on the market a few months, and the developer will present preliminary plans to the Passyunk Square Civic’s zoning committee tomorrow night.

The building after the sale sign went up in July

The civic’s agenda said that the developer, which we haven’t been able to determine, is soliciting community feedback. The idea is to build about 50 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in the 69,000 square foot structure, with about 30 parking spaces, roof decks and retail or community space on the ground floor. They still have to get all the permits from the city and will then return for a formal presentation.

The Philadelphia School District built the school, across from Columbus Square Park, in 1908 and sold it to the Archdiocese in 1948. It closed this summer and was listed for $3.1 million.

Nice location right across from the park.

The meeting tomorrow is at 7PM at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, at Passyunk and Dickinson. Once we find out who is building this thing, we’ll post the plans when we get them.

With this news, and the new apartments down the street in PARC’s headquarters, maybe this will spur some action on the opposite corner of 12th and Wharton. Wouldn’t that make a nice South Philly Co-op?
In this hood, boarded up windows just won’t do anymore.

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