First reported on Philebrity: On Tuesday, February 16 at 3:30 p.m, developer Bart Blatstein will be breaking ground on his long-rumored shopping center at Second Street and Girard Ave. in Northern Liberties, dubbed The Shops at Schmidt’s. According to the press release, TSAS will contain “the first of Pathmark’s new, re-imagined grocery stores, a two-story facility featuring a host of prepared foods to go and a dramatic increase in local, sustainable product offerings. A hardware store, bank branch and other crucial retail outlets are also part of the plan.” The project is slated for completion later this year, to be followed by “The Residences at Schmidts, 600 new residential units in three separate buildings surrounding a lushly landscaped one-acre park area.” Curious about what it’ll all look like? Download a PDF of the plans here.
Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.
Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia. Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration. As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.