Phase II Penn Connects Expansion
The Associación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) has partnered with the Jonathan Rose Companies, of New York, and Wallce, Roberts and Todd to develop Paseo Verde. Meaning "green way" in Spanish, Paseo Verde is to be major new mixed-use development at 9th and Berks, in Lower North Philadelphia with slated completion for summer 2013. The 1.9-acre brownfield site will be replaced with a 120 Transit Village Residences for low and moderate income families, 67 market-rate and 53 affordable housing one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The mix use will also include about 30k sqft of commercial space, which includes a health center operated by Public Health Management Corporation and new headquarters for (APM). The remainder of the commercial space will be used as a community center for residents to congregate, host meetings, and access technological resources.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, new Philadelphia Temple to be built on the 1700 block of Vine Street received final approval Wednesday, from the Art Commission. The applicants addressed questions from their previous appearance before the Commission regarding the need for more information on the site's stormwater management, greater details on a lighting scheme, specific articulation of materials used on the facade, and landscaping. there is no new date set on completion of the project, but taking a note from their former 2014 completion date, I would expect sometime in Spring of 2015.