Sheet Metal Workers Site of Planned “City”

Philadelphia developer Eric Blumenfeld said he has an agreement to redevelop 20 acres on the Delaware River at Washington Ave. in partnership with property owner Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Local 19.

Blumenfeld stated, “Based on the new zoning, it should turn into an entire city.”  He envisions 1,000 or more apartments, stores, “waterside dining,” and offices on 600,000 sq. ft. between Columbus Ave. and the Delaware.

Gary Jastrzab, executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, said “We have not seen any kind of plans. However, the site is zoned CMX-3, which is a standard commercial mixed-use zoning class all along the central Delaware River front. It permits, by right, residential (and) a whole range of institutional uses; a lot of office uses; retail uses; commercial uses.”


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