Manayunk project at St. Mary's put on hold

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  1. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    Manayunk project at St. Mary's put on hold | Philly.com
     
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    Thank goodness.
     
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    vampyre927 Well-Known Member

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    Useless Curtis should have "never allowed that project" to get started!! They haven't had "enough parking there" in the last 15 yrs,and Useless Curtis knows it because the neighbors have BITCHED for years about the problem.
     
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    USELESS CURTIS is looking at his next election, he could have stopped this building last year(but the "YUNKERS" are too pale for Useless Curtis to care about)
     
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    New plan for houses at Manayunk church site cuts units by almost half | Philly.com

    After nearly a year of negotiations, a revised development plan for the St. Mary of the Assumption Church campus in Manayunk cuts the number of units nearly in half, and provides new on-street parking as well as dedicated off-street parking for a busy community center.

    The new plan, which community leaders support, will be presented to residents at a 7:30 p.m. Thursday meeting at the North Light Community Center, 175 Green Lane.

    Last March, Manayunk residents overwhelmingly voted to reject developer Jack Bienenfeld’s plan, which would have brought more than 100 apartments to the old church site at 176 Conarroe St. They cited a too-dense neighborhood of narrow, hilly streets; traffic congestion; and little parking.

    Irene Madrak, executive director of North Light, bitterly fought the proposal. But she said she was “bowled over” by the changes in the new plan, which has a combined total of 56 units — 21 townhouses and 35 apartments.

    Kevin Smith, president of the Manayunk Neighborhood Council, also supports the new plan.

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    ROFL at the detailed timeline on MNC's page for the St. Mary's project:

    Timeline
    • 13.8 billion years ago - The Big Bang
    • 4.6 billion years ago - The sun and solar system form from the gravitational collapse of interstellar dust and debris
    • 1685 - William Levering buys the area, later to become Manayunk, from William Penn
    • 1840 - Manayunk incorporated as a borough
    • 1849 - Saint Mary of the Assumption founded
    • March 17, 2014 - In response recent losses of parking and the threatened sale of 147 Gay, MNC asks the Planning Commission to undertake a parking study of Manayunk
    • April 27, 2014 - In response to Councilman Jones' bill 140133 to sell 147 Gay, MNC asks Councilman Jones to undertake a comprehensive parking study of Manayunk and to create a comprehensive parking and development plan for Manayunk.
    • October 22, 2014 - We acknowledge that the Councilman has agreed not to sell 147 Gay, and we again call for a parking and development study . We include our own survey of the parking shortage in area of Manayunk around Saint Mary's.
    • November 7, 2014 - North Light Community Center reaches out to St. John the Baptist to let them know that Secure access to off-street parking for 20-30 vehicles has been identified as one of North Light's most critical need in order to continue our services to the community and requested an opportunity to work with you and St. John the Baptist Parish to acquire a portion of the current parking lot located on the Carson Street portion of the property to meet that need.
    • August, 2015 - We are notified that the Saint Mary's property is for sale.
    • September 2, 2015 - MNC writes to Councilman Jones and the Planning Commission asking for a study and a development plan for the Saint Mary's properties.
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    MNC - Zoning Saint Mary of the Assumption
     

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