January 18, 2021

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Developer Unveils Revised Ideas For Previous Intelligencer Property

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DOYESLTOWN, PA — Developers introduced revised designs for apartments and retail place at the web...

DOYESLTOWN, PA — Developers introduced revised designs for apartments and retail place at the web site of the former Intelligencer building to the Doylestown Borough Setting up Fee on Tuesday.

The redevelopment venture by Villanova-dependent Cornerstore Tracy, LLC, contains ideas for a blended-use, 4-story making at the corner of North Broad Street and Atkinson Generate, with 10,000 square ft of retail or business space on the initially floor and apartments on the prime a few flooring. A 2nd constructing positioned farther back would be 5 stories tall, with parking on the first floor and flats on the upper levels.

A complete of 233 “market place rate” apartments are proposed for the internet site, and a public park would be integrated as part of the challenge. A targeted visitors mild would be set up at the intersection of Broad Avenue and Atkinson Drive to ease website traffic issues.

“We want it to serve as component of the gateway on Broad Street,” Donald Tracy, of Cornerstone Tracy, instructed borough planners Tuesday.

An artist’s rendering of a proposed 4-tale making at the internet site of the previous Intelligencer creating at 333 N. Broad St., Doylestown. (Cornerstone Tracy, LLC)

The property has historic significance as the previous places of work of The Intelligencer newspaper, which operated there for 80 years. In June 2017, Calkins Media announced ideas to provide The Intelligencer and The Bucks County Courier Moments to Gatehouse Media. The new proprietors selected to leave the space in Could 2018 and relocated to the Oxford Valley Mall in Middletown, and the constructing was demolished in early 2019.

Developers claimed they system to return to the arranging commission in January for acceptance.

The revised internet site ideas occur as community planners weigh the impacts of an additional challenge recently proposed across the avenue at 280 N. Broad St., where Arcadia Land Organization has proposed creating residences and retail place at the site of the Tilly Fireplace Equipment Firm. Compared with the proposed redevelopment of the former Intelligencer house, that venture falls less than the purview of both equally Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township and will will need to be accredited by planners from each municipalities.

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