Philadelphia City Planning Commission tables vote on ramp for Broad Street restaurant project

    There has been a snag in the Broad Street Restaurant project to turn the former Wilkie Buick dealership into a spot for the likes of Stephen Starr, Marc Vetri and Joe Volpi to open restaurants.

    Developers have come up with plans to create a vestibule and ramp to be built on the south side of Mount Vernon Street, between Broad and 15th Streets, as reported by NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly.

    The Philadelphia City Planning Commission tabled a vote on the proposal for another 45 days because the ramp would take up nearly half of this stretch of sidewalk on the behalf of the restaurants.

    The Commission was also hesitant because it had not been given sufficient information to make a decision, asking the developers to provide the entire plan immediately.

    City Council cannot vote on the motion until the Commission reviews it, meaning the plans must be in well before the 45-day deadline in order to go before Council before the summer recess.

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