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New Jenks group describes vision at CHCA board meeting

0 Comments 29 June 2012

by Wesley Ratko The president of a newly formed nonprofit group called the Friends of J.S. Jenks [Elementary School] appeared before the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board June 28 to introduce her group and talk about its vision for making the school better. Haviva Goldman, mother of a Jenks 3rd grader, told the board that […]

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CHCA, Bowman reach agreement on Magarity site

0 Comments 31 May 2012

by Wes Ratko The Chestnut Hill Community Association board has unanimously adopted the community development agreement for the former Magarity Ford site at 8200 Germantown Ave. that was created after negotiations between Bowman Properties, the developer, and a “negotiating subcommittee” led by Joyce Lenhardt, vice president of the CHCA’s physical division. That agreement, formally titled […]

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Greene Street Consignment property owner looks to expand first floor space

0 Comments 16 May 2012

by Wesley Ratko Sanjiv Jain, the owner of 8524 Germantown Ave., asked the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee to support a zoning variance that would allow him to build an extension onto the rear of that building to accommodate the growing success of Greene Street Consignment, the building’s current tenant. The building now […]

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Bowman checks in with designs for Fresh Market site

0 Comments 07 May 2012

by Wesley Ratko Representatives from Bowman Properties appeared before the Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee Thursday night, May 3, to present plans that illustrate their progress on the schematic design for the Fresh Market building planned for 8200 Germantown Avenue, the site of the former Magarity Ford. Bowman’s managing partner Richard Snowden began the […]

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Magarity neighbors file challenge to zoning legislation

4 Comments 14 February 2012

by Pete Mazzaccaro A group of 12 neighbors who live near or own a business near the former Magarity Ford site, 8200 Germantown Ave., have challenged city legislation that provided the zoning needed for Bowman Properties to move forward with a commercial/residential development for the property. Bowman Properties plans to build a five-story retail and […]

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Residents meet to express dissatisfaction with CHCA, discuss organizing rival association

7 Comments 20 January 2012

By Wesley Ratko Twenty-three members of the Chestnut Hill community turned out Wednesday night at the Chestnut Hill Library to voice their frustrations with the Chestnut Hill Community Association and to organize a counter organization that, as they said, would put residents before business interests. The meeting was organized by Ron Recko, a Chestnut Hill […]

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The Magarity project: A tough process comes to an end

2 Comments 23 December 2011

by Pete Mazzaccaro Last week, in three separate votes, three institutions – the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board of directors, the Philadelphia Planning Committee and Philadelphia City Council – gave Bowman Properties the permissions and legislation it needed to transform the former Magarity Ford site at 8200 Germantown Ave. into a mixed retail and residential […]

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Opinion

Might the new zoning code be a gift?

2 Comments 22 December 2011

If Chestnut Hill news had a theme this year, it would be zoning debate. From the Fresenius dialysis center at Winston Road and Moreland Avenue to the Green Woods Charter School proposal for Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Magarity Ford site and on up to Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill has seen some pretty big […]

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Bowman plan passes City Council

13 Comments 15 December 2011

by Jennifer Katz This morning City Council unanimously passed the three zoning bills needed to convert the 8200 Germantown Ave. site of the former Magarity Ford car dealership to a mixed-use retail/residential development. Passage of the legislation, which rezoned the parcel and changed the direction of traffic on Hartwell Lane, comes just three days after […]

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Bowman proposal gets unanimous support of City Planning Commission

0 Comments 14 December 2011

by Pete Mazzaccaro Bowman Properties’ Magarity proposal was unanimously approved by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission yesterday. [For more, see yesterday's story here] Near neighbors Terry Halbert and Eric Spaeth both attended the meeting and voiced concerns about the project. Both said they felt neighbors were not being hear. “We really feel process itself has […]

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