Morning Headlines: Mixed-Use Project Presented for Vacant Washington Avenue Lot

Plans for the redevelopment of 2401 Washington Avenue were presented this week.

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2401 Washington Avenue as of August 2014, via Google Street View

Plans for the redevelopment of a large, oddly-shaped vacant lot at 2401 Washington Avenue were presented this week at a public, information only session during the monthly South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) zoning meeting. Naked Philly reports that representatives from Harman Deutsch were on hand to lay out the preliminary plans for a 5-story, mixed-use project that would feature 113 residential units over ground-floor retail fronting Washington Avenue.

However exciting this may be for the Washington Avenue corridor, the meeting was the start of what could be a long process. Naked Philly explains:

Next up for this project with be SOSNA’s Architectural Review Committee, then another public meeting where the community will take a vote. After that, it’s off to Civic Design Review before finally landing at the ZBA. As last night’s presentation was informational only, we imagine some aspects of the project may change before all is said and done.

Washington Avenue is teeming with a multiple potential game changing developments and could soon look very different if even a few are realized. As Naked Philly points out, there are projects in various stages up and down the western corridor–including the Frankford Chocolate Factory site, which is back on the market.

Back in the beginning of the month, PlanPhilly talked with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who mentioned that Toll Brothers could be in the mix for the redevelopment of the vacant lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Washington, across Broad Street from Bart Blatstein’s proposed mixed-use project on the northeast corner.

Naked Philly has some early renderings and massing models of the project at 2401 Washington Avenue. They’re definitely worth a look.

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