Asbestos halts demolition at former Ivy Ridge nursing home site

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      Ivy Ridge demolition

Demolition of the former Ivy Ridge Personal Care Center got underway earlier this month, but stopped abruptly after a city site inspection found asbestos on the site.

Several pieces of heavy machinery and a big pile of rocks and building material are now at 5627 Ridge Ave., slated to become the Kingsley Court development, but the work site is silent. Part of the rear of the building and a fire-damaged carriage house are already down but no work has been done since June 12, when a city inspector shut the site down and posted green violation notices -- including on an excavator.

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Amy Z. Quinn, NewsWorks Northwest reporter

Amy Z. Quinn developed an interest in planning and land use while covering rapidly-developing South Jersey suburbs for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and later wrote extensively about urban and beachfront redevelopment for the Asbury Park Press.

Over more than 15 years of local reporting, opinion writing and blogging, Amy has cultivated a distinctive voice and desire to get right to the heart of an issue. She also trains tomorrow's news professionals as a popular journalism instructor at several area universities. 
A Manayunk native now living in an average suburban development, Amy covers Northwest Philly as part of PlanPhilly's partnership with WHYY's NewsWorks.

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