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Blatstein's South Broad Project Stalls with Zoning Board

They want another two weeks to make a decision

Bart Blatstein couldn't quite manage to clear the last hurdle for his proposed project at South Broad and Washington Avenue. According to reports, at yesterday's zoning meeting the appeal committee said they needed more time to make a decision.

At least two weeks, to be exact. Blatstein's proposal was a long one, requiring permits for the following:

  • To build an attached structure (371-feet high)
  • To build roof decks for commercial and residential use
  • To create a parking garage from the first and third floors
  • For hotel accommodations with 80 units
  • For retail and commercial spaces at first and fourth floors
  • For 944 dwelling units

But though some expected his appeal to sail through the zoning board quite quickly, enough people at the meeting spoke out against the proposed project that the committee was "overwhelmed" enough to stall on making a decision, Brey writes.

[Editor's note: A representative for Bart Blatstein reached out to Curbed Philly and noted that a petition of 130 signatures in support of the project was also presented at the meeting.]