Morning Headlines: Huge New Development for Bryn Mawr
It would be a huge project for a long-vacant spot on Lancaster Avenue. A now-vacant 13,000-square-foot brick garage would get expanded by about 4,500 square feet, reports the Inquirer’s Jason McLaughlin, and there’d be a new building of around 37,000 square feet. The space would be devoted to ground-floor retail and restaurants and second-floor office space, with 190 allotted parking spots.
The developer, Blank Aschkenasy Properties, has owned the garage since 2008 and it’s been vacant all this time. This plan would cost $20 million and still needs not only the final approval of the Lower Merion commissioners (which are generally in favor of resolving the problem of Bryn Mawr’s huge “gap”) but PennDOT as well. Ask Carl Dranoff how long these things take in Lower Merion.
Still, things are moving ahead. From the Inquirer: