September 14, 1989 |
Preliminary plans for a 90,000-square-foot office and warehouse on Phoenixville Pike received unanimous endorsement from the Charlestown Township Planning Commission on Tuesday night. The one-story building would sit on 9.4 acres near Charlestown's southern border and would contain 54,000 square feet of office space and 36,000 square feet for warehouse purposes. As proposed in January, the project was originally intended to provide more warehouse space than office space. The Chester County and Charlestown Planning Commissions, however, both objected to the increased truck traffic that such a warehouse would create in the area.
January 14, 1990 |
The East Pikeland Township Planning Commission has recommended that several changes be made in a developer's preliminary plan to build a shopping center, warehouse and storage facility on a 10-acre parcel along Route 23 near the intersection of Route 724. The developer, Lou Buccino, is proposing a shopping center consisting of several small retail stores on the front portion of the parcel, according to Planning Commission Chairman Robert Paire....
June 21, 2007 |
Intense heat jolted Pablo Diaz awake at 4 a.m. yesterday in his West Kensington home as a seven-alarm fire raged just around the corner in an abandoned warehouse. "We could hear the windows cracking, so we decided to leave. We couldn't even get out the front door. You could feel the heat and flames coming toward you," said Diaz, who with his wife and four children evacuated from the back of their H Street home. Diaz's house, along with those of six other families, was destroyed in the blaze, which started at the abandoned four-story brick warehouse at 3222-58 H St. The struture measures 75 by 200 feet.
February 15, 1987 |
The owners of a warehouse that covers almost 1 acre on Long Road in King of Prussia are seeking a variance from the Upper Merion Zoning Hearing Board to use the building for retail businesses. The property is in an industrial zoning district, which does not permit retail uses. Ron Wynn, co-owner of the property, said at a meeting Thursday night that he and Howard Peterson purchased the 5-acre site from the Pella Window Co. in September intending to lease it as an industrial property.
October 5, 1988 |
The Philadelphia Port Corporation yesterday signed a 10-year lease for the city's long-idle refrigerated warehouse at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, a move expected to bring back cargoes of frozen meat and fish to Philadelphia's biggest dock. The lease, with New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehouse Co., is expected to create 35 new jobs for workers represented by the International Longshoremen's Association. It also sets up a possible battle with Holt Cargo Systems Inc. of Gloucester City, which handles most of the region's meat imports.
December 22, 1988 |
Three developers appeared before the West Conshohocken Planning Commission last Thursday to present proposals that would bring to the borough a new restaurant, a townhouse complex and a warehouse annex. Developer Alfred Johnston of Radnor made his initial appearance before the commission to present a proposal for Gulph Mill, a 125-seat restaurant that would be built on Balligomingo Road. The restaurant would occupy a two-acre site adjacent to the Gulph Creek Business Center.
August 10, 1989 |
About 20 of the approximately 60 drums containing hazardous materials at the site of the former Herald Products warehouse at 56 Park Ave. have been removed, according to a report presented to the Penndel Borough Council on Monday night. The removal was a response to a July 7 cleanup order by the state Department of Environmental Resources that the present and former owners of the property are responsible for submitting a plan for the removal of the materials. Borough Fire Marshal Rich Craven said he met with representatives of the DER on July 26 to discuss the order, adding that some of the drums had been removed since then.
June 7, 1987 |
A longstanding dilemma - a warehouse that had drawn repeated complaints by residents of the Highland Park/Kirklyn section of Upper Darby - could be headed for favorable resolution, residents say. The Upper Darby Zoning Hearing Board heard a request Thursday night by two developers who want to build a three-store shopping complex at 7720-26 West Chester Pike, the site of the old Astra Foods Inc. warehouse. Astra Foods, which had become a source of irritation for residents in the area because of heavy tractor/ trailer traffic, moved two months ago to 6430 Market St. On Thursday, the developers, Joel M. Peskin of Wynnewood and Peter M. Stevens of Merion, told the Zoning Hearing Board that they wanted to convert the old 10,000-square-foot warehouse into a 5,000-square-foot mall housing three stores.
April 10, 1988 |
A paint warehouse and training facility has been proposed by the Du Pont Co. for the Eagleview Corporate Center in Uwchlan. The 53,000-square-foot building, on a 6-acre lot owned by Du Pont, would be used to store 55-gallon drums and smaller containers of automobile paint. It also would house a regional sales office and would serve as a training area where body-shop workers would learn how to apply the paint, according to Jack Purcell of Du Pont, who presented the plan to the township Planning Commission on Wednesday.
March 19, 1989 |
Some Conshohocken residents probably thought these four city slickers were looney - fiddling with that dilapidated red brick warehouse. One project partner's secretary, Barbara Berkle, even admitted: "I walked in here and thought, Oh, my God! We are moving here?" But love is blind. In this case, love, along with more than a million dollars, and six months- plus of hard work transformed the boarded-up warehouse at 10 E. Sixth Ave. into a stylish office building for aesthetically inclined professionals.