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Controversy lurks as zoning board considers Nicetown affordable senior-housing plan

    • Rev. James Hall is pastor of Triumph Baptist Church, which is one of the project's co-developers. (Triumph Baptist Church)
      Rev. James Hall is pastor of Triumph Baptist Church, which is one of the project's co-developers. (Triumph Baptist Church)

By Amy Z. Quinn
For NewsWorks

A plan that would see 50 units of affordable senior housing at 18th and Courtland streets in Nicetown will be before the city zoning board this week.

Nicetown Community Development Corporation and Universal Companies Inc. are looking to build the three-story rental building at 1801 W. Courtland St., on a 3.5-acre property near Stenton Park and owned by Triumph Baptist Church.


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