Greene Street Consignment building expansion approved

Plans for a building expansion at Greene Street Consignment can move ahead, the city zoning board has ruled.

The ZBA voted to grant needed variances to permit building owner Sanjiv Jain’s plan to expand the rear of the building at 8524-26 Germantown Ave. by 1,000 feet, with a roof deck over the new first-floor portion. The move will allow Greene Street Consignment, an area chain of seven upscale resale shops, to expand into the rear of the first floor.

Jain is out of the country and unavailable until later this week, according to his voicemail. The approved plan was slightly smaller than the expansion Jain originally

proposed, but was reduced by after discussions with the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Variances were needed because the expansion would cover nearly 90 percent of the property area. The plan went to the zoning board on July 25 with the CHCA’s endorsement.

NewsWorks has partnered with independent news gatherer PlanPhilly to provide regular, in-depth, timely coverage of planning, zoning and development news. Contact Amy Z. Quinn at azquinn@planphilly.com

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