The Philadephia City Planning Commission approved last week the planned Nicetown Court II development on Germantown Avenue. Co-developers Nicetown Community Development Corporation and Kenneth Gamble's Universal Companies plan for 50 units of affordable rental housing, and three retail centers. The project is in partnership with the Nicetown Court I that was finished last fall. The lots to be developed are 4428-70 Germantown Ave., 4413-51 Germantown Ave., and 4428 Uber St., near the Wayne Junction SEPTA station.
Nicetown Court II will be a combination of two, three and four-bedroom units, with about 5,200 feet of commercial space located near the transit station. The projects sit adjacent to the newly designated Wayne Junction Industrial Historic District, tying together the neighborhood and fostering a new sense of community and revived identity.