Morning Headlines: Developer Proposes Mixed-Use Building Across From Pat’s King of Steaks

"We won’t proceed without neighborhood support," says developer.

Screenshot via Google Street View

Screenshot via Google Street View

Put on the market earlier this year, a vacant lot and neighboring building across from Pat’s King of Steaks is now under new ownership. Paul Mirabello, the local developer who closed the sale this past Monday, intends to convert the space into a four-story mixed-use building.

The Passyunk Post’s James Jennings reports Mirabello  presented his plans for the site at a recent zoning meeting with the Passyunk Square Civic Association. Mirabello’s proposal for 827-29 Wharton involves “roughly 6,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space topped by 21 apartments.”

However, the project is not set in stone as Mirabello’s presentation was for informational purposes only. From the Passyunk Post:

It should be noted that it’s simply the beginning of the process to redevelop the vacant lot and adjoining building. As a neighbor, Mirabello understands the importance of community input.  ”It’s great that there’s at least some movement on these properties but we won’t proceed without neighborhood support,” he said.

Developer presents preliminary plans for long-vacant lot next to Pat’s King of Steaks [Passyunk Post]

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