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2101 Washington Avenue Meeting Recap

The was the first of two community meetings for 2101 Washington Avenue on December 16, 2019 at Union Baptist Church. It was an informational presentation by OCF Realty of the proposed plans for 2101 Washington Avenue (Parcel B - Mixed Use). Parcel A is made up of townhomes and has been approved by SOSNA and Community in 2018. 2201 Washington Avenue has also been approved by SOSNA and the Community.

Parcel B (mixed use) is currently zoned I-2 and developer wants to build using IRMX regulations as recommended by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC). This would allow residential use and 5 stories. The applicant stated that the proposal is less than what would be allowed by-right and offers 120 parking spaces (6 ADA, 21 compact, 6 electric) with 40 parking spots reserved for the supermarket during the day. The taller building (east side of block) is 72 feet and shorter (west end of block) is 60 feet tall.

There will be bike stands and bike storage on premises with 100 bike spaces. There was discussion of additional sidewalk to allow for trees. An additional three (3) feet will align with other sidewalks proposed on Washington Avenue and that additional 3 feet will have to be approved by councilmanic ordinance.

There are two commercial spaces for a total of 36,330 square feet. Confirmed tenants are CVS and Aldi Grocery Store.

The plans have 251 apartments on Parcel B (mixed use). It is 78% junior 1 bedroom apartments (~435 sq ft) and 22% 1 bedroom (~520-610 sq ft). 10% of the total apartments (26 units) will be affordable housing at 60% of the AMI for the Philadelphia Metro Area. Parcel A on the north side has 40 townhomes that have already been approved by the community and ZBA. Construction has begun at 21st & Kimball on Parcel A for 2101 Washington Avenue.

Plans retain SALT Design Studio for public areas - similar to Chester Arthur Schoolyard; and there will be a green roof over the garage.


Q: Will the open space be open 24/7?

A: Believe it will be open. There is controlled entry but will be forever open to pedestrians. Roof top areas are specific to residents but may be open during the day.

Q: Who are the commercial tenants?

A: The corne