Keystone National Bank Design Debated

Keystone Bank Restoration Update

Current plans for the restoration of the former Keystone Bank building’s Chestnut Street facade have proven contentious. Architect JKR Partners has proposed a two-story glass box to replace the current Valu-Plus storefront. Some feel the new design is an exciting contemporary intervention and a necessary component of the building’s successful rehabilitation, while others contend that it is an incompatible distraction and a lost opportunity for an historically accurate reconstruction of one of the city’s most significant buildings. What do you think? Read more about the project here and share your thoughts with us by emailing

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