Bart Blatstein

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City Nixes Plans for Columbus Boulevard “Super Wawa”

The guy who constructed and ultimately sold his controlling interest in Schmidt’s Commons to Donald Trump’s son-in-law (I still call it the Piazza, by the […]

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Bart Blatstein’s Atlantic City

Philly developer Bart Blatstein has been playing real-life Monopoly, cobbling together parcels of property in Atlantic City — everyone’s favorite resort-town-slash-urban-metaphor. His snagging of the Pier […]

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When Facebook Attacks: Bart Blatstein Page Hacked, Hilarity Ensues

How on earth do you steal a piano? That’s just what we were wondering when we saw last week’s Facebook post from the account associated […]

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Philly Developers ‘Terrified,’ ‘Intrigued’ to Have One of Their Own As President

Real estate developers tend to have a funny relationship to politics. On the one hand, they often flood local elections with campaign donations and relentlessly […]

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Developers Are Still Ignoring Philly’s Vision for the Waterfront

I once had the chance to tour Waterfront Square, the condominium complex on the Delaware River in Northern Liberties, between Sugarhouse Casino and the Festival Pier at […]

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Sources: Police Are Considering Moving Headquarters to Old Inquirer Building

In a move that would be rich with real estate-related irony, the Philadelphia Police Department is considering relocating its headquarters to the former home of the Inquirer […]

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Report: Blatstein Offered $18 Million for Vacant Lot at Broad & Washington

Developer Bart Blatstein agreed to pay $18 million for a vacant lot at the corner of Broad & Washington under a contract with the property’s […]

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Board Finally Approves Blatstein’s Broad & Washington Project, Litigation Still Pending

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted 5-0 to approve developer Bart Blatstein’s proposed apartment tower and rooftop retail village at Broad & Washington in South […]

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Lawyer: Blatstein Doesn’t Own Broad & Washington, Can’t Seek Zoning Approval

A lawyer for N/H Philadelphia Properties, the New York real estate company that owns the long-vacant lot at the corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue in […]

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Broad & Washington: Anatomy of an Unvote

Since we’re sure many of you following the saga of 1001 South Broad, Bart Blatstein’s megaproject at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Washington […]

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Johnson Calls for Construction Moratorium at Broad & Washington

On Wednesday, the Zoning Board of Adjustment voted to approve developer Bart Blatstein’s plans for a 32-story apartment tower and rooftop retail village on a […]

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City Board Approves Blatstein Project, Then Says Nevermind

After saying it would need two weeks to mull over everything developer Bart Blatstein presented at its April 26th meeting, the Zoning Board of Adjustment […]

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ZBA Wants Time to Digest Blatstein Proposal

Bart Blatstein will have to wait two more weeks to find out whether he has permission to pursue his vision for a rooftop retail village […]

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A Simple Fix That Could Make Life Easier for Bart Blatstein at Broad and Washington

Residents of Northern Liberties can recount the long, drawn-out process that transformed what might have been a strip mall into Bart Blatstein’s most highly praised […]

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Blatstein Redesign Answers One CDR Objection…

No sooner had we reported that it was “back to the drawing board” for Bart Blatstein’s proposed mixed-use development at 1001 South Broad Street in […]