Philly Archdiocese eyes development proposal near Cathedral
Posted: October 3, 2016 - 1:49 PM
Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia is in the early stages of planning a mixed-use development with possible residential towers just north of Center City's Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
The Archdiocese is scheduled to present a master plan for its proposed development at 17th and Vine Streets to the Logan Square Neighborhood Association on Oct. 24, association president Drew Murray said in an interview Monday.
In an email, spokeman Ken Gavin said the Archdiocese began exploring "creative options" for a parking lot on its property bordering Benjamin Franklin Parkway after a previous effort to market the land did not result in a deal.
"We are currently in a conceptual stage," Gavin said. "Any plan would preserve the dignity of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul."