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Now You See It: Endangered Building at Front and Norris

Photos of bank building at Front and Norris streets by Laura Kicey

Here's the former Industrial Trust, Title & Savings Co./PNB or what's familiarly known as the "bank building." It's now owed by the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP), which proposes to develop it into affordable green housing called the Nitza Tufino Townhouses. It sounds like it's going to happen, but jeez, the controversy surrounding this area just makes a person want to go back to bed. The Council meeting yesterday may have gone a long way in resolving the whole mishmash, but no matter what happens, that building is coming down. Sure is purty for the the moment, though.
· Nitza Tufino Townhome projects profile [LISC]
· Norris Square zoning bill gets favorable recommendation from Council [PlanPhilly]
· Constituents claim councilwoman is making Philly zoning issue personal [Newsworks]
· Contingency Planning [CP]

Bank Building

N Front St & W Norris St, Philadelphia , PA 19122