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New Renderings Released for Bart Blatstein's South Broad Mega-Project

There's a skinnier tower and a new green entrance to the upper retail village

Updated renderings of Bart Blatstein's mega-project at South Broad and Washington reveal a slightly skinnier tower and a new entrance leading to his proposed European-style retail village.

The renderings were released ahead of Blatstein's second meeting with the Civic Design Review committee in April. At the meeting in March, the committee made numerous suggestions to Blatstein's design proposal, including incorporating a more inviting entrance to the fourth-story retail village from the street level.

Blatstein appears to have added a three-tiered staircase off Washington Avenue. It will be covered by office space above and feature what looks like ivy-covered walls and plants along the stairs.

In addition, the 34-story residential tower with 800 units has shrunk in width. The rendering below shows a view of the tower from Broad and Carpenter.

Whether Blatstein's revisions will be enough to move the project forward remains to be seen. The Civic Design Review meeting is on April 5.